Too Flexible or not Too Flexible

Flexibility is a critical component of power.

Under pressure we can yield, be resilient and quickly recover.

We can disappear from an attack vector and instantly fill the space with our counterattack.

 

Too soft – we break at the contact point.

Under pressure we collapse.

We drift, lack form and purpose.

We go nowhere, fast.

 

Too hard – we break at the weak point.

Under pressure we are unable to respond.

We are stuck.

In a posture, a way of life, a state of mind that may not serve any more.

 

The right degree of flexibility is different for each person.

Our circumstances are different.

We adapt in our own way.

 

We can perfect this continually in kata, in kumite and in every moment.

 

 

 

 

Post and photo by Jeff Brooks © 2019

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