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Old 11-23-2009, 08:14 PM   #5
Gary Ohm
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Anyone can learn how to tense up during exercise, that's actually a pretty natural/instinctual response. Learning how to relax/contract/relax in quick succession is what (I've heard) separates the average athlete from the great ones.
That makes sense and is what I was trying to get at.

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Learning fluid style first makes hard style easy to learn. Learning hard style first makes fluid style difficult to learn. IMHO...I've taken both the RKC and IKFF certs.
I think that also makes good sense. I had no formal instruction with the fluid style, so it feels pretty foreign to me. I feel almost like it takes too much patience... That probably doesn't make much sense.

Do you have a preference Garret? What do you see as advantages or disadvantages of each?
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