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The 2 Main Flaws of Typical Self Defense Systems

The 2 Main Flaws of Typical Self Defense Systems

Most Self Defense systems that are taught around the world fail to train you for the reality of a confrontational situation. The reality is this: The situation never happens the way you expect it. You could spend your whole life going to Self Defense classes and watching martial arts movies really believing that you would know exactly what to do if anything ever happened to you only to find yourself freezing like a deer in headlights when something finally does. Many Self Defense “gurus” talk about visualizing the situation to prepare your mind for it but this never works, the reason for this is because when it happens your emotions will take over your mind which is something you simply cannot prepare for by visualizing. The feeling of fear will surge through your body like an electric shock, your palms will be sweaty, you will lose the ability to think with logical reason and your heart will begin to race, your breathing will become fast and shallow which will only exasperate the dominant feeling of anxiety already coarsing through your veins, not to mention the distorting effects of tunnel vision and loss of hearing. Does this really seem like a situation you can prepare for significantly by imagining? I don’t think so. This is why you need to be trained in a way that will enable you to be ready for any situation.

Another aspect that most Self Defense systems fail in is the fact that the reactive and demonstrational way in which they train you is all wrong. A guy will stand up and demonstrate on someone else and then ask the rest of the class to copy him. He has probably executed that technique thousands of times and he shows you once and you’re expected to repeat it. This can be very daunting for people when they realize they aren’t doing it right or it just doesn’t feel right to them. They can feel confused and/or humiliated and begin to tell themselves that they must be no good at Self Defense. Why do you think there are so many people who only go to one class and never come back? This is the main reason for this. Also, you are always trained to wait for the other person to attack you. Why would you want to be trained to wait for someone to attack you? How could that be useful in a real life situation?……Exactly, it couldn’t possibly be yet that is the way most people are trained in Self Defense.

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Ballet Beautiful | Lean Legs & Buns Workout- Mary Helen Bowers

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Anyone know a lot about ballet terms?

Question by whoresannoyme: Anyone know a lot about ballet terms?
So I’m in a ballet class, and this past week my teacher told us to write down the steps so we could practice at home. Anyway, I wrote them down, and towards the end I wasn’t really paying attention to the spelling of the terms. So, one of the terms I wrote down was “tambe.” I’m somewhat new to ballet so when I got home I couldn’t remember what that was. I tried googling it, but I obviously spelt it way wrong, because I can’t find out what it means. Please if anyone knows, help me out! Thanks!

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What do I need for beginner ballet class?

Question by Sophia: What do I need for beginner ballet class?
I havent done ballet for 8 years and im finally starting again what would I need to bring? I know people also bring ballet bags…. (essential and optional items)

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where can i find the piano music that is used in ballet like plies and the rest?

Question by someone everyone: where can i find the piano music that is used in ballet like plies and the rest?
yeah thats pretty much the guestion, if someone knows it would help so much!

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Musicality In Ballet Class Facilitates The Difficult Aspects of Dancing

Musicality In Ballet Class Facilitates The Difficult Aspects of Dancing
I once had a teacher who described it as “technically dishonest” to use or feel the music in any way in order to perform a step better.

You mean we should have been able to train with someone just hitting a pencil on a pot lid to keep us working together? Or have a metronome clicking in the studio?

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Q&A: Dance choreography music?

Question by teddileah: Dance choreography music?
My director in Drama class told my class that we have to choose an upbeat song, but it has to be something “melodious” and “tuneful”. I’m not…very sure what he wants. I put on Oh! by Boys Noize and he said that it had too much beat. So…can you help me, please? The song cannot have words. Electronic music would be nice, but anything really is fine 😀 thank you!

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Q&A: What is ballet class like?

Question by teddybear: What is ballet class like?
I’m fourteen, don’t have any experience with any type of dance, but I’m interested in the gracefulness of ballet. I’m not very comfortable with my body and I think ballet could help incorporate physical activity in my life. I don’t want to pursue it professionally, but as a hobby.
What is it like in a typical class like would there be a lot of people around you or just a few and if you got tired could you take a break whenever you want? Do you follow your teacher’s steps all the time or do they teach you a move and leave you alone to do it for 15 minutes? How nice are the people?

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Ballet Dance Classes for All Ages

ballet class video
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