The body before the technique
When I started training in martial arts, around 20 years ago, my practice was primarily external, centered on accumulating techniques and trying to know all the possible answers to pre-determined attacks. In parallel, aware of the importance of having a good physical condition, I sought to reinforce myself through bodybuilding exercises (more or less correctly realized) and running.
It was techniques before the body, which only acted as a supporting character.
Things have changed since then and my discovery of Aunkai is obviously not stranger to that. If I am still convinced today that both approaches have their advantages and that it is quite possible to reach a very high level through an external practice, I do believe that an inside-out approach can save precious time in the progression of an individual. And that’s why if I changed the way I practice, I’ve also changed the way I teach.
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