Today I went to Irvine for a private class with Jack Taufer. I met Jack last year at his seminar at Dynamix Martial Arts. Ive loosely kept in contact with him since then and had afew days off so figured why not take a trip from Los Angeles to see Jack and learn some of those fancy Rickson style moves.
I called him yesterday and he asked me what I would like to work on and I told him I just wanted to bounce some ideas off him. I wanted to see what hed do if they were happening to him. I wanted to clean them up. Jack said fine...no problem...and he would add a few details where he could.
So I went to his gym today and away we went. I showed him what I wanted to clean up and he showed me a few ways to tighten them up. Nothing major but definetly will improve the completion percentage of them.
Then Jack started to show me some of those "connection" moves the lineage is famous for. I don't usually take notes at seminars because honestly theres only a few things at each seminar that will work for your game. All the moves he showed me today were so simple but absolute game changers for me. At the end of the private we went through quickly and reviewed and I took all the notes I could.
On the drive home I didn't play any music...just sat back and went through all the information I had taken in. Tonite I went to 2 night classes just to try them all out.
It was absolutely worth the 2.5 hours spent in traffic. I highly recommend (especially if your in ther So-cal area) going and checking out Jack for an hour or two and adding some simple and effective additions you can make to your game.