I can remember when I first started learning iKali I could not make sense of the flow.
Whenever I see our instructors or Tuhon demonstrate stick flow or blade flow my mind would go blank.
However, by following Tuhon’s excellent teaching program I find that I could begin to flow after the first two modules.
By the third module I actually did something I didn’t expect I could do which is to kneel while doing free flow. I had learned how to do the kneeling in the first module but that was by following a movement script.
In our progress assessment which was held after midnight (its actually early afternoon then in USA) I found myself doing the kneeling not once but twice. Normally I won’t do something I had never tried before and doing it in the midst of a free flow is risky in that it could interrupt my flow.
Here’s the first time I did it using double sticks :-
And here’s the second time using single blade :-
An excellent teacher inspires and Tuhon Apolo’s teaching definitely triggered something in me to be able to go beyond what I would normally do.