Wudang Sword basics – Lazy D

Sifu and JRRMAS Staff practice a Wudang Sword basic – The Lazy DLesson 1:Practicing lines of basics is a long tradition in Martial ArtsMost modern Forms were born out of such practices After decades of practicing the basicsThe Master would string together a series of his/her favorite basics,in a specific order,to create a new FormLesson 2:Basics in Martial Arts are like the scales and rudiments that a dedicated musician practices,Through these basic practices, musicians develop the knowledge, technique and facility needed to play Songs.Depending on the type of music this can be a long process.The amount of time and effort, needed to reach a level of musicianship, to play jazz and classical music is considerable. One would need a complete knowledge of all fundamentals and have a regular practice in place.Internal Arts like T’ai Chi and Bagua are the Jazz and Classical music of Martial ArtsLesson 3:The Lazy D uses six energies: Cross or InterceptCoilPress DownPalm Up or Palm Down Slice

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Wudang Sword basic Stab practice

Sifu and JRRMAS Staff members WF, SK and BL practice lines of basic Stabs (Thrusts) with Broadswords.Lesson 1:Take any single techniquethe more basic the technique is ….the better!Choose your technique wisely…..One, that is a common denominator to the Art or FormThen…..while paying attention to principles and details repeat the single technique in a line or rowamassing as many repetitions as you have the capacity forRemember the idea is develop and refine …..Changing the way you do the technique should happen daily…Because: Mastery is the goal! Lesson 2:To achieve Mastery in Martial Arts…Correct practice is essential!A basic level that is available to everyone is around 10,000 (correct) repetitionsMastery is only available to those with a life long,regular daily practice and is around 36,000 repetitions!Repeating rows of the basic, is the main practice methodRows makes it relatively easy to repeat the basic 100 or more times in one practice sessionThen the secret is to do that practice daily……It’s amazing how quickly the repetitions will amass!

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