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    Been practicing forms. My favorite place to practice forms is anywhere there is a lot of level, even, undisturbed sand. I can go back after I've done the form and retrace my steps. Check the pattern of movment, width an depth of stances, stutters in transitions show up. You can learn a lot by tracking yourself in the sand.

    Any of you do something similar?

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    I do. I set down markers (usually staves if I'm outside) at my beginning and ending points. Many forms have a certain ending point if done correctly; for example, at the end of short form 1 you will end up in exactly the same spot where you started at the end of the form if you do it correctly.

    I also often have a friend videotape me doing forms and techniques; it lets me catch a lot of mistakes I would never otherwise have seen.

    The idea of doing forms in sand does sound pretty good; I think I'll try that next time I'm at the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedan View Post
    Been practicing forms. My favorite place to practice forms is anywhere there is a lot of level, even, undisturbed sand. I can go back after I've done the form and retrace my steps. Check the pattern of movment, width an depth of stances, stutters in transitions show up. You can learn a lot by tracking yourself in the sand.

    Any of you do something similar?

    Dan C
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