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Oct
2
revised What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
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Oct
2
revised What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
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Sep
24
answered how to overcome “freeze”?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
20
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
@DaveLiepmann These are all valid points. I chose to omit all of these for the sake of brevity. Why was it unproductive? Or was it just because of the arguments you listed? If so, I would hazard that maybe you did the drill without complete mindfulness. It is also entirely possible that you do not learn well from drills like these and require drills with more movements to integrate the learning, just like I don't learn as well with drills that have more movements, when I am on the fundamental level.
Sep
20
revised Drills for teaching range analysis
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Sep
19
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
Aww. I got downvoted. May I please get some feedback as to why this answer was not useful?
Sep
16
answered Drills for teaching range analysis
Sep
3
answered Avoiding breath lockups
Aug
29
answered Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
Aug
21
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
Well, my question is about the state - that is, the transition has occurred.
Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on shu-ha-ri tag wiki excerpt
Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on shu-ha-ri tag wiki
Aug
21
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
Where did I say the question was about the transition? My question is, "when does the teacher know the transition has occurred". And sure, it's prey to the sorites paradox, but a heap of sand still exists before you remove grains of sand. Why are you removing the grains of sand, you sadist?
Aug
20
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
You may enjoy reading this other answer :) martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/61/…
Aug
20
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
And my question isn't about the transition (though that's FASCINATING! And I wish I'd asked it), but about the state.
Aug
20
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
I see our problem. We're not talking about the same thing. The states of mastery and enlightenment are definable, but they're not the same as the transition. I am asking about the transition, and you're talking about the state. For better or for worse, you could go for interactivebuddha.com/mctb.shtml which describes, step by step, the levels of enlightenment, and how to get there. If we agree that Mareclo Garcia is a master (which is not what you said, I am aware), then we must be able to define, however elusively, his state.
Aug
20
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
So, if I read you correctly, you are arguing that examining a student's performance/progress during a particular drill could be a good indicator of progression from 'ha' to 'ri' ?
Aug
20
comment How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
Enlightenment has a fairly specific and concrete meaning. It has however been very diluted by people who DO bandy about the word without knowing that meaning. "Mastery" can also be defined. One does not "graduate from one stage to the next across all our techniques", because the point of 'ri' is to "lose" technique. Everything becomes just a manifestation of principles. This seems like it could be a good question: "Does shu-ha-ri really exist across the board?" Or .. Well, I'm not sure how to word it.
Aug
20
revised How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
Edited title had typo; had to change it completely to fix it because of SE rules about character count.