I visited a friend and student today to help out with their vehicle so they could make a Dr’s appointment tomorrow (non covid related) and while there found out that friends of his wish to learn this beautiful art of Kali and that one of their sons (who lives inthe Philippines) already trains in my system 😲 cool bananas right there!
One of the potentially new members lives on the Gold Coast, QLD and the other in Darwin, NT, so far away yet connected by friendship and Martial Arts. My friend/student is suffering from Asthma and is unable to train to hard due to this so we were talking about what we can do in circumstances like this and the saying “Slow is smooth, Smooth is fast” comes into effect here as I decided to slow down his movements.
That’s not to say I slowed his progression, just that we reduced his speed to keep from causing to much exertion. Instead we concentrated on body mechanics, movement and positioning of the weapon be it the stick, blade or hand. To really feel the muscles and how they play an important role in not just our Kali training but our everyday movement as well.