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Finishing slow motion moves

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Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:07
JBCAlaska

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When completing slow motion movements, as a general  rule, should there be a slight acceleration near the end prior to locking out the application? I have seen skilled practitioners perform with and without acceleration. Thank you!

John
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MikeCarr

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I have been told different things by different people

1) There should be no acceleration.. This is because the entire movement is being performed in slow motion so there wouldn't be any change in speed at the end of the movement
2) There should be no acceleration (reason number 2).. Because you would also have to accelerate your feet on the floor so that they finish together

3) There SHOULD be an acceleration to demonstrate that, although it is a slow motion, the technique has power
4) Because "that's the way so and so said to do it"

More reasons, but I'll finish this post later on...
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MikeCarr

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Carrying on..
5) The instructions read EXECUTING while performing in slow motion, thusly, any movement so instructed moves slowly until ending with a "snap", at the very end of the movement.

I personally feel that number 5 is the most legitimate answer.. You will notice that movements can be both executed and formed (for example movement #7 in Won-Hyo) - I hope that gives you some insight
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Thank you for your thoughts and response! I too like no. 5 and will work with these movements in that manner until such time that I am corrected.
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I received some technical input from Master Wheatley this past weekend with respect to this topic. He indicated that audible exhaling throughout the movement is correct, but that there is no discernable 'acceleration' at the end of the movement. There is, however, a notcieable lock-out of the movement so that it is clear/apparent that the movement is complete. At this point, the breath would end. Nothing like a half-day seminar to answer a slew of questions!
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