The martial arts offers us a wonderful vehicle for self-transformation through movement, and as one begins the journey there are many opportunities for rapid progress.
So how can we position ourselves to make the most progress in training?
Every martial arts, regardless of school, style, or discipline has a basic collection of movements- in the Japanese martial arts this is known as the kihon.
In our movement of taijutsu our kihon collection consists of ukemi, kamae, san shin no kata, and kihon happo.
Identify, find, and practice the kihon of your martial arts *every* day.
This fundamental movement is the counter-DNA that will guide and transform your body with regard to movement- the literal building blocks for your art.
Practicing and polishing the kihon of your art will not only help you learn move advanced lessons, it will allow you to feel, taste, and capture the transmission of your art.