Self-Defense Instruction For Women

Letting Go

I found my emotional center as well as my physical center of gravity tonight, during a grappling exercise.  My emotional center came from practicing complete relaxation.  When I stopped trying to control my opponent, I was able to control my opponent.  I could feel my grappling partner expending an enormous amount of energy, trying really hard to pull me down – but I wouldn’t budge.  We did eventually hit the ground, but I continued to fight from this relaxed state and pinned her down a few seconds later, almost effortlessly.  Now all I need to do is find a way to apply this exercise to my daily life. — Patty.

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