DRILL: The One-Step


The one-step arose as a useful accident. Many years ago I was reading George Mattson’s The Way of Karate and I completely misunderstood his description of ippon kumite. I thought, “That’s brilliant—unscripted but safe, just looking at this whole thing as a meat geometry problem…”

I had completely missed the ippon kumite is in fact a scripted drill. I’m not that bright. But it was a very useful failure. After all, if you’re going to fall, try to fall up. Continue reading “DRILL: The One-Step”