In this session I experiment with tempo. I slow myself down in order to concentrate of on continuity alone, and the spring-board of the floor. Every time I step the ground it creates a new movement, as if you are on a trampoline. At least that is what I’m thinking about. In this session I work more on what I’m calling The Cascade Throw, an outside throw that is especially against defensive opponents on the ropes when they use a warding knee. In the Cascade Throw I’m struggling with putting my head on the shoulder. Head on the shoulder keeps my ass from being too far back, and also makes it less likely to foul.
You’ll hear a background hiss in the audio of this session. Its the rain on the tin roof. In the free trailer clip there are lots of little things being show. It starts with my observation of how Karuhat’s micro movements are continually creating the “wrong distance” for me, and how this produces a vague sense of discomfort in your opponent. He also repeatedly corrects me on the height of my knees, they are too high. He wants them to come lower, they will have more length, and develop a natural rise. He also shows me the dynamics of a basic pull towards yourself throw which tangles the legs of a leaning opponent.
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