How Can I Be Faster?
Speed is an illusion. Some people can run faster than others, but when it comes to techniques speed is not the determining factor in catching someone. The most important thing is fully understanding every detail of the techniques being used. The more you understand the details the more you’ll start to develop the feeling and the timing of the technique.
At first, majority of your training partners will escape and maybe even reverse you, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. You actually are getting better at it with every try. You are feeling different responses to your technique as well as different ways to set it up. In remembering all of these responses over time you will know the many different ways people will react to the technique you are looking to catch them with before you even apply it! This is what puts you a few steps ahead and allows you to time the reaction of your training partners to use their response to catch them in said technique.
So it’s not a matter of being faster. It’s actually a better understanding of what you’re aiming to use and the timing of when and how to use it. Details are the most important part of any technique and as your progress on your journey, the Fundamentals Class will turn from learning brand new techniques to learning the details of the techniques that have gotten you to where you are now!
See you on the mats!