General Concepts of Flow

These video clips were prepared to give you a sense of the different explorations which are possible when researching flow.  Always ... always .... keep in mind the following points, as you undertake your own research into this vast and often unexplored territory:

1. There exists a core of instinctive movement. For movement to flow, it must emerge from your core of instinctive movement. Analyzing and thinking get in the way and leave you pausing or losing time focusing on extraneous detail.

2. Flow moves like water and goes where unimpeded, sometimes through the smallest cracks or kinks in your opponent's armour, sometimes like a tsunami overwhelming all impediments.

3. It packages effective force and/or technique and avoids the inefficient.

4. It's affect is devastatingly effective and typically overwhelms the opponent's ability to respond.

5. Flow is self-sustaining. It loops contiously, supported by the defender's underlying physical conditioning.

 Developing Flow with Locks


Developing Flow with Arm Bars


Flow and Power in Circles


Flowing with Sai


Flowing with Tonfa #1


Flowing with Tonfa #2


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