In the weekend of 9 & 10 November Carlotta and Sven from Berlin came to Utrecht in the Netherlands for the Open Dutch Championship and a workshop.
Sven led the workshop and Carlotta the execution of the13 section. Two of my students in Holland, Lucas and Ester took part in it, together five of us.
Sven started with some. Just where my knowledge stopped he gave me one extra thing to work on, that was excellent and clearly a sign of an experienced teacher. For example how with the hand out with by following the line of the underarm was/is a gamechanger to me. Also Ester and Lucas benefitted a lot by his instructions.
Carlotta took a long time with Ester and Sven with Lucas just with one excersize:
-Meeting power from a push on the hip (being a good dummy, not powering up!)
-front kua open and hip higher to meet the power (don’t move)
-rear leg bent but with a stretch out too, as to land the push on the rear foot
-make sure there is no disbalance and no indentations
-feedback from the opponent pushing to make clear that it is felt by the pusher that all power is on the rear foot
-an act of separation by a stretch towards the opponent so that he/she must jump out (no push).
So nice is that everytime it worked, the opponent flies out seemingly effortless without feedback to the executioner. A very nice excersize that is now adopted in Holland from the Berlin style, thank you Sven and Carlotta!!!
Especially I would credit Carlotta that she took the time with Ester who suffers from hyperflexibility, to work on her hip and kua to open really far. Further than I would have done, so it was wise and nice that this time a disciple took care, thanks Carlotta, Ester felt better than otherwise.