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rojcewiczj wrote: For example, the force of a punch is generated mostly in the shoulder rotation, the action of the arm... It is especially important to realize that the whole body does not directly generate the force, even though there is a sort of optical illusion which makes it seems as though it does.
This is why people struggle for years with obtaining "whole body power" and few truly possess it. Why? Because whole body power could be expressed as whole body presence or whole body position, where the position of the body during generation of force transforms the effect of that force.
rojcewiczj wrote:“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Indeed, but, practically, how is it done? This becoming like water; if you can throw a kick and end closer to your opponent after contact then before, if you push with both hands but end with your chest closer to your hands then when you made contact. I see this as Yin becoming Yang, at your softest, within your ability to stay within your space, formless, you flow and fill.
If you want to be like water, don't kick, punch, or grab, don't attack or defend, just move.
Tiga Pukul wrote:Hmmm rojcewiczj this is all too vague for me, can you perhaps show some video that shows this idea?
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