Does anyone have any ideas for learning how to move in circular movements? I am having trouble 'getting' how to move my body in this way. I'm more at ease moving straight in on someone or holding my ground and striking back.
Anychance you can expand on this please?
To-Shin Do breaks down the training into different "elements" Earth, Water, Fire, Windy, and Void. You start at Earth which is a solid feeling stance, very natural feeling and when you get past the first few belts you move onto mainly "watery" feeling movements. (Ichumonji for the most part, I know I spelled it wrong) Where you move to give yourself a bit of distance and time (small but helpful) then come back in on your attacker, or get away whichever is a better choice. It tends to be a flowing out then back in movement, some schools refer to it as a circular movement as well.