It's really more happenstance that Young is shown on the several videos. We don't spend time making video records, and as he decided to compete one more time for fun, that someone filmed him was the reason we have that record.
If you watch his Kusanku video from 1994 you get to see some of what 15 years of additional development does to one's technique.
His efforts are really because of the super focus he puts on his own training. I have other students that are similarly gifted, IMO, but I also have a very small program by design. Which means mistakes don't get hidden in group practice.
His stick performance is pretty good. His Gojushiho is fine, but he can and does do better. Performance is like that.
The Sutrisno kata technique are very much a combination of hard and soft, and the rolling through the moves is trying to stay in touch with its original version, this carries over into the application studies of that art.
Young's head movements are a product of his focus in the individual technique. Not taught a such, but a byproduct of generating the technique. It's more an individual variance of technique execution.
Matt, perhaps if we can get together this year I can show you some of those applications, they're quite interesting, and yes there are locks in the art.
Edited by Victor Smith (01/26/07 01:03 PM)
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