FIST LOGIC

A BIT MORE ABOUT STANCES.

Everything we do, everything we train for is contact with either an incoming strike or an available target. And for that we need STABILITY.

In a one on one conflict, the aim is to affect our opponent more than they affect us, hopefully, before they affect us.

It becomes a bit of a no-brainer that everything we do must affect our opponent.

If my arms are still moving, I have not yet made contact with my opponent.

If I have not made contact with my opponent, I am not affecting them at all.

As counter-intuitive as it may appear, what we do is all about stopping.

Or to be more accurate, forcing our opponent into stopping our strike or interception with their body.

Everything we do, everything we train for is contact with either an incoming strike or an available target. And for that we need STABILITY.

Somehow this gets overlooked to the point of almost being ignored.

This is where STANCES live.

Once we spend some time working and thinking about stances, perhaps even begin to understand them a little, we see our Forms in a different light.

Forms become a way of practising how to move out of one stance and into another.

A method of transitioning from one position of stability to another position of stability.

This is the beginning of the “Little Idea”.

Each section of our body, Arms, Legs, Torso examined through the first, second and third forms respectively.

Stances provide Stability, Forms introduce Mobility, Stability is at the opposite end of a sliding scale from Mobility.

In a real situation, we will be using an amalgamation of IDEAs from all aspects of the Sil Lim Tao.

We can only become the Martial Artist that we hope to be in 2,3 or 5 years by understanding and being the Martial Artist that we are today.

HOKKA HEY

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