A great year of technique

In the last month or so, I’ve had the opportunity to teach two classes using an updated model of direct technique, and it’s been quite lovely. I’ve changed 2 distinct things: using a spiral/counter-spiral test to refine any given technique (as I mentioned in my earlier post, The magic of precision), and using a new scheme of categorization for techniques (which I had simply never tried before). The result is that the teaching feels clearer and simpler than ever before.

And it’s so much more: at first, I thought that these changes would only help me teach. Now, I see that the work is better than ever, and I’m finding more “new” moves than I’ve found in years. Amazing.