Actions with Intent

In-Class Video – March 2016
Sean Hayes
Isaac Prier

When practicing technique, or specific tactical applications of technique, it’s critical for both partners in a drill to maintain realistic intent.

Artificially stopping or otherwise altering the natural momentum and follow-through of an action leads to an incorrect understanding of the martial principle the action is intended to teach.

This short video is a in-class discussion of proper intention in the attack, which allows the defender to properly perform the technique.  Obviously, this applies to all aspects of the art, and is also vital to correct practice of more complicated, multi-step drills.  Finally, by practicing proper intent, the student learns to calibrate the necessary degree of force when actually fighting.