Tuesday, January 23, 2007


"In my strategy the footwork does not change. I always walk as I usually do in the street."

Miyamoto Musashi

It's amazing how many courses I've taken where the first thing that is taught is footwork. Surprisingly, whatever method of footwork is being taught turns out to be overly complicated and unnatural. The dead giveaway is the confused look on the students' faces and the time allotted to this unnecessary area.

Stop worrying about your footwork and whether your feet should be pointed 30 degrees or 45 degrees. Your body already knows how to move and your feet will naturally follow in the direction in which you want to travel...

In my real fights I've never given any thought to my footwork, nor have I ever yelled a "kiai". Spend more time training your attributes and practicing your skills than worrying about eight different ways to move your feet.


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