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    What is your current point of attention in training?

    What I mean by that is that we all go through stages in our training where we might be more focused on one thing than another.

    Right now, I'm paying very close attention to anquoring. (that spelling doesn't look right) I'm finding new places to do it and to increase the effectiveness of where I already do it.

    Once I put my attention on it, it's all I can see. It's like when you get a new car and suddenly all you can see are cars of your make and model.

    What're your experiences with what you're working on right now?

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    Default Re: Current Point of Attention in Training

    Forms, working on forms alot. Making sure to settle, hand positioning, transitions, proper angles. Stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    Forms, working on forms alot. Making sure to settle, hand positioning, transitions, proper angles. Stuff like that.
    I guess my question was more to specific areas of attention. Are there any one of those things that you are putting more attention on?

    It's hard because everything is important. I'm putting more attention on settling into each strike too.

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    I think lately I'm focusing on proper alignment and stucture. When I make a transition, I'm checking to make sure I end up in the best stance possible.
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    Default Re: Current Point of Attention in Training

    basics

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesB
    basics
    Come on now James, I'm sure you can be more specific than that!

    We all work on basics. Is there one thing in particular that you are putting your attention on? Or maybe that you will start putting your attention on?

    Settling? Countouring? Timing? Etc.?

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    For me I would say proper foot placement and alignment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I guess my question was more to specific areas of attention. Are there any one of those things that you are putting more attention on?

    It's hard because everything is important. I'm putting more attention on settling into each strike too.
    All those area's listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    All those area's listed.
    To put attention on everything is to put attention on nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Come on now James, I'm sure you can be more specific than that!

    We all work on basics. Is there one thing in particular that you are putting your attention on? Or maybe that you will start putting your attention on?

    Settling? Countouring? Timing? Etc.?

    --Amy

    ah ok....well in that case I'm with Mikael151 - I'm focussing on trying to develop the alignment of my stance - feet, hands, head, shoulders, hips etc, and trying to maintain this structure whilst transitioning between stances. I'm training this within the contexts of techniques and forms, but looking at the individual specifics rather than the tech/form as a whole. Still trying to wrap my head around a neutral-bow tbh so the focus is very much on the basics (rooting, structural integrity) at the moment. To me 'basics' represents more than just blocks/strikes, but rather the body structure behind those strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    To put attention on everything is to put attention on nothing.

    --Amy
    I disagree. You can focus on several things and improve them all by doing so especially if they are so inter-related like Mr. Farsworth said, "Making sure to settle, hand positioning, transitions, proper angles". Those are small inter-related topics that will really make his forms pop.
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    For the last several months I revisted the basics. I refocused on my bow stance and everything about it. Heel-toe alignment, hand positioning, etc and maintaining the integrity of the basics within techniques and forms.

    I'm now starting to refocus on freestyle and sparring. I'm hoping to build my endurance during the process and increase flexibility. My focus is going to be on spontaneity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I disagree. You can focus on several things and improve them all by doing so especially if they are so inter-related like Mr. Farsworth said, "Making sure to settle, hand positioning, transitions, proper angles". Those are small inter-related topics that will really make his forms pop.
    You can focus on several things, but not all things. I do agree that they will make his form pop, anyone's form, if done well, but it's a little generic to say you're working on everything.

    I think we all strive to make our basics look good -- stances, hand positioning, etc., but sometimes we put more attention on one area than another. Personally, I think it keeps things more interesting. Pick something and put your full attention on it, then pick something else.

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    I've been focusing on footing lately. Just trying to clean it up and improve speed and placement.I've been applying this to just about everything. Basics, techs, forms, sparring, etc...
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    Stances, foot placement and alignment. Always working the Basics.
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    Short power and hand conditioning. I'm recovering from ACL surgery so my options are limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    What is your current point of attention in training?

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    For the past few years, I have logged all of the training I do on a daily basis. This allows me to balance my training more effeciently - forms, sets, techniques, and sparring.
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    Currently I have been too busy to train with moving, and now I am recovering from tearing the muscle off in my shoulder, so I have been doing a lot of study of family groupings, and re-reading the infinite insights series.
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    I like the Family Grouping concept. You can use the same attack but with different tech's for varying ranks in a self-defense line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    For the past few years, I have logged all of the training I do on a daily basis. This allows me to balance my training more effeciently - forms, sets, techniques, and sparring.
    I'm impressed with your consistency. The only thing I do that consistently is breathe.


    Is there any particular area of training, something within your techniques that can be applied to many techniques, that you have any attention on?

    I noticed, for myself, that when I whip through form 6, I end up one stance off. When I go very slowly, checking all the angles, that I end up in the same spot. But I can't figure out which darn angle is throwing me off, so I'm paying some attention to that in short bursts.

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