WARRIORS ARE HUMAN TOO.
Any movement done by a warrior is Martial movement, even washing his uniform.
All movement is Human movement.
I call this part of the training Martial Movement because I introduce tools such as Indian Clubs, Stick, Staffs, Poles and Swords into the mix.
Nearly all of the movements have been used to train warriors to use swords, axes, spears and the like.
We are not trying to learn these movements to use weapons.
We add them to increase complexity, to challenge our ability to keep our awareness in our body.
There is very little that can make us understand balance quite like a three-metre long wooden pole.
Understanding balance, understanding the effect of gravity is the core ideas of this section.
To understand and control momentum.
As a Martial Artist, there is no way to ‘efficiently’ issue force without balance.
As a Martial Artist, we have zero ability to ‘efficiently’ accept force without balance.
In a ‘non-Martial Art-environment’ there are equally challenging tasks, try pushing a loaded shopping trolley around the supermarket or hanging out the washing without decent balance.
As people age falls increase, this isn’t because people lose their balance, but because they lose their awareness of what it is to be balanced.
Without awareness of balance, we lose the ability to adjust and regain balance.
Everybody loses their balance from time to time, but not everyone falls over.
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