Re: differences between shotokan, isshin ryu, and shorin ryu
Victor, this is a very interesting and suggestive reply to the OP. I wonder if you could maybe elaborate a little bit on what you've said with some concrete examples of people's ingrained reactions from other systems that conflict with what you're trying to teach them.
Originally Posted by Victor Smith
I also notice that you have had personal experience with a good variety of MAs, over a very long period, which suggests to me that you've worked out a way to overcome the problem posed by these ingrained responses. Do you have any advice on how to minimize that problem, based on your own training career?
I think any light you can shed on these questions might be helpful to bigfootsquatch and anyone else in the same situation he's in.
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