Phil let class. We worked on basics and fundamental movement. We spent a fair amount of time on front punch, front kick, side thrust and round kick.
The theme was to have correct body structure and alignment as we move through with good balance. You should feel the connection of hand and arm movements with driving legs and hips as we approach each basic, kata and Kumite engagement. Phil stressed the importance of turning the torso and making sure that the body is aligned and balanced as the key to be able to move quickly and efficiently. Techniques that are not supported by the body structure and balance, at the beginning, in transition and at the end are slow and have less impact. He showed the importance of independent leg movement for all techniques, and understanding how to transition weight from one leg to another in all techniques. If the weight is back, the body is off balance and late.