Both pulled me up on similar basic points regarding distance and relaxation.
- Concentrate on the opponent all the time, even when passing.
- Relax shoulders and arms. Katsuya then told me to cut shomen from to-ma and demonstrated that a relaxed posture can help with distance.
- Move left hip first when attacking. This help reduce telegraphing and leading with upper body.
- Katsuya said all this will take time to learn so I have to be prepared to lose. By learning to attack from distance will allow me to see and react to an opponent's intention, but this requires practice.
- Learn to provoke opponent, make them fear you.
- If people moving in on me first, then I'm not taking the initiative.
- I've started to to flick with right hand.
- I tend to retreat a lot during jigeiko. I explained that I'm trying to make distance for longer attacks, Manny suggested that I simply cut from a stationary position (rather than push forward). Simply raise my arms and cut down using required footwork means I should reach ok.
- I need to increase my aggression and always be ready to attack.
- Don't take my kensen too far off centre.
- Explode forward instantaneously, don't learn forward first (I have real trouble doing this).