“On the tatami, as far as I am concerned, words only serve as lying to oneself and others by deforming the reality of the movement. It also follows the principles of Chinese whispers; the teacher says something that a student will interpret and then try to explain to his partner because he noticed (rightly or not) a mistake. Then the partner will not necessarily understand this correction and might even be offended by it. It basically complicates what we already feel through the technique.”
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