I was thinking of my buddy, Paul, when I wrote this tweet.
You see, Paul, started off not so good in his punching back when our BojiLite learning group on Facebook started. Then surprise, surprise, he actually made good progress.
But then, he veered off a different tangent and regressed. This part I am not surprised because it is an expected part and parcel of learning.
It also highlights the problem of not keeping a strict compliance on the procedures and principles involved in doing a proper punch.
This is an example of Paul with a regressed performance of punching on 24 Jul :-
But Paul is like a bulldog, tenacious, persistent, and kept working on it this week. So, no surprise that in a video today (26 Jul) his mojo has come back.
Hopefully Paul keeps to this standard and continue to improve on it. How?
By investigating what I wrote in the tweet regarding surge, sway and heave. What applies to the movement of a bullet that is fired from a gun has similar implications that we see in Paul’s performance.
In the earlier video you can see where the principles have gone bush walking and his elbows were off-track, resulting in inefficient and uneconomical movements. Some of the problems were addressed after he took my advice to slow down.
And that is how you make progress – by listening, practicing, investigating, and plain more practice.