Pat McNamara on Range Theatrics:
It’s funny ‘cuz it’s true.
I’m guilty of this, after years of having “scanning” drilled into me in the interest of “looking for other threats” and even “breaking tunnel vision.” Not sure any of that is actually happening.
It’s a great point and makes you wonder how much else in our practice is more theatrics than tactics. When you really look at the history and development of fighting arts you see that this is a common occurrence – maybe even an unconscious one.
We call it “art” for a reason. And we might want to get back to doing work over doing art.