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One Special Technique

Some of the elder sensei I have met told me that in the old days a Karate master would develop a single technique that was his specialty -- something he could do better than anyone else. If attacked, the master would wait for the perfect opportunity to use this technique.

Of course, the master would also practice other techniques, but he would concentrate on his specialty. A normal person would not be able to withstand it. Even another master might not be able to defend against it if used at the right moment. The other master, naturally, would have his own special technique.

Today, we tend to practice many techniques and specialize in none. I feel that is wise to have "an Ace up your sleeve."


Charles C. Goodin