I often get the question "How do I get my Kali Flow smoother?"
It's really a combination of a few of things. Some of these points you might have already thought of and some you might not have so I want to bring this out to the spotlight.
The very first is to take your time building Coordination. I see so many rushing this part. Everyday (morning preferred for me) I do maintenance work on my striking mechanics and coordination through the basic strikes and angles with the single stick/sword. I start slow and a speed not only can I physically control but I can visually follow.
The next thing I do is vary the Tempo (Speed) from slow to mediocre to fast back to slow. Majority I watch are so focused on going fast so instead of the term speed I use Tempo as there are many tempos you need to be able to control.
The Third basic focus is I'll work only 2 or 3 (at the most) combinations at once for about 2 weeks. I focus on connecting the combinations together at different points seamlessly. I find my students trying to learn too much at one time which is why I don't teach any more than 3 points per class. This gives the student adequate time between classes to work on the fine details of the few points instead of not knowing where to focus and not putting in the proper amount of repetition time in required to develop the skill.
Here is a BIG Bonus for you that is often forgotten about. PATIENCE!
I know it can be tough hearing that word sometimes as we all want to learn fast and plow through the curriculum material however, keep in mind that Kali is a lifetime journey and Only improves with the hours.
Tell me in the comment section below what cool tips do you have to add to this list? I do encourage you to leave a comment so we can all learn from each other and help our fellow Kali brothers and sisters reach their highest potential!
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