HERE’S A GREAT SUMMARY FROM CHRIS AT TARGET FOCUS TRAINING
“We do have you go very slow. In fact, the 2 MOST COMMON words heard in any of our live classes are… “Go Slow!” If you didn’t you’d totally destroy your partner. But in the process of going slow there are some huge things happening.
We actually have you gently ‘strike’ and push through each target on your partner. This slowly locks the movement memory into both you and your partner’s subconscious and nervous systems. It takes repetition to do this. But by the end of class, your body’s able to instantly recall these movements without conscious effort on your part. And that’s the way it’s got to be if you’re to survive a true hostile situation.
But the bottom line is: anyone can do this. Big or small. Weak or strong. Experienced or rookie. Doesn’t matter. And because you only go at the speed you and your partner are comfortable with, no one ever gets hurt (outside the occasional scrape or bruise that happens when you spend a day on the mats). And it doesn’t matter what level of skill you begin with.”