You CAN and HAVE TO learn your basic step patterns, look at yourself for posture, etc. If you do not know or cannot do the basic Tango steps, you can fly around in your room, imagining the wildest sweat-breaking Tango of your life, it will leave you happily exhausted but not a single step further Tango-competence-wise.
You CAN and HAVE TO pracitce patterns and figures by yourself, go through them in your head, build up knowledge about your body, the meaning, the purpose, the dance as YOU imagine it to be.
But be prepared for a nasty surprise when you try to actually lead your lady on the dance floor!
I see how free form and dulon are much the same in cardio and chaining together elements of a form. So I understand the formula => accelerations (drills) => dulon => free form chain in building up firm technique.
The question for me, though, is: what is "more free" - a fixed set dulon with all elements of the form, or a set like the Makashi Sun Dog with fixed elements that shall be combined "freely". For me, the latter feels much more like a free form, though constricted to certain movements, because I have to imagine the things that "happen" more randomly.
I love free form for Ultrasabers promotional videos. Apart from that and the workout, I know it has nothing to do with my training. I do take solace in the fact that my actual training makes the wild displays much more comfortable to do, and makes a few of the trickier things like to do feasible, let alone effective on camera. For training, sure, I'll stick to the lessons, but the YouTube hits I get direct people to the Lx group more often than not. Free-form is a great marketing tool and steam-blower-offer.
What are your feelings for doing non-TPLA curriculum material for non-TPLA related videos? It's my business, but I still don't want to cross any lines that I respect.
I want to start a conversation about this here first:
Here's what I got from that, as someone who does not do free from... Free from can be fun, but don't focus on it. Basics basics basics!!! Which sounds exactly like my Kendo Sensei, basics basics basics... Who is quoting his Sensei "If you want to get better, basics basics basics! I sense a trend in the Force... ;-)
Desalon Manshad: Hello! Lately my arm has been feeling better, so I should be good for doing some more primer training
Jul 22, 2018 21:18:29 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello all! Summer is here in full swing! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting outside for their saber practice! Hope to see everyone post up online, what we've been working on.
Jul 24, 2018 10:12:05 GMT -5
DarthRevic: hello all
Jul 30, 2018 16:54:55 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello Darth Revic! How goes the training?
Jul 31, 2018 9:55:58 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Because I'm still struggling with the saber position due to my huge gut (that I will one day get rid of), is the saber required to be facking backwards during front stance?
Aug 2, 2018 14:01:39 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Keep at it Furi!! Slow and steady friend, progress will come! 😊
Aug 4, 2018 7:17:49 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: Hello, I’m new to the idea of lightsaber dueling and I still need to get a lightsaber. I was wondering if TPLA still conducts classes as I live in Michigan.
Oct 18, 2018 3:43:47 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: If anything comes up or you have tips/suggestions for me, please message me. Thank you!
Oct 18, 2018 3:46:59 GMT -5
Dark Angelus: Greetings to all. I am already in a class called River City Jedi. Learned so much already and they do use TPLA as part of their guide lines and forms.
Dec 12, 2018 10:28:19 GMT -5
Sabre: Nobody has done that yet, so ...
Mar 2, 2019 4:38:59 GMT -5
Sabre: LIGHTSABER IS AN OFFICIAL SPORT IN FRANCE !!!
Mar 2, 2019 4:39:13 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: I know, was crazy for me to see as well, although I'm not a huge fan of the rules... honestly never liked "right of way" in fencing. If people score a double neither should count, you're both dead
Mar 2, 2019 13:57:27 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: "right of way" doesn't exist in a real fight, I don't care if it's "your turn to attack" if I see an opening I can take, I'm taking it.
Mar 2, 2019 13:58:45 GMT -5
Nero Attoru: Right of way has some roots in realism, since attacking is given priority (which makes sense given the fact that the attacker would theoretically strike a killing blow first)
Mar 6, 2019 16:15:21 GMT -5
Nero Attoru: Regardless, epee is a weapon that most people forget, and doesn't use right of way! Two hits gives each fencer a point, reflecting the double kill.
Mar 6, 2019 16:16:06 GMT -5
cyclingswitch: I get why they went with that system though. If you watch Saber Legion fighting instead, it becomes more akin to kendo. It's realistic fighting but it doesn't look like Star Wars anymore.
Mar 23, 2019 20:34:49 GMT -5
cyclingswitch: In Saber Legion, moving your saber around more than you need to to thrust, parry or do a quick strike to the waist or head is basically giving away a point. At least that's what I've seen in the matches I've watched with their style.
Mar 23, 2019 20:36:10 GMT -5
Colin the Grey: Hey guys, whenever someone can find the time to go over my second Shii-Cho formula primer submission, that'll be a huge help. My free time is going to go down hard in a month or so, and I'd like to make more progress in the meantime. Thanks!
Mar 25, 2019 11:31:16 GMT -5