If you’re not engaged, you should be.
No, I’m not talking about buying a ring. I’m talking about getting engaged in your KENPO.
Most people refer to being engaged when talking about stances. Are you knees bent? Are they both pointed in the right direction? Are you on the balls of your feet? Is your weight divided correctly? Is your butt anchored? Etc.
While those are good questions to ask yourself, it shouldn’t stop there.
Engagement works on many levels, not just the physical. Are you mentally prepared to defend yourself? Are you emotionally in check and in control? Are you spiritually engaged?
When you practice, you’re trying to realistically prepare yourself for the street. However, many people don’t train fully engaged – they only engage themselves 1/4 or only 1/2 of the way. What if you’re faced with an attacker who is 75% engaged? Is 25% enough?
If you haven’t thought about this. I recommend your reconsider and seriously evaluate how you’re training.
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