Where To Look When You Are Sparring (Gazing)

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Where should you look when you are sparring

If you look at the eyes you might miss the feet and hands. If you look at the feet you might miss clues to you opponents intended attacks in the head or hands. If you look at the center you might miss everything. If you look at any one body part you might miss an advantage or danger granted by the terrain or other people. This section explores the concept of Gazing. You consciously unfocused your eyes and see the entire situation at once. This way you don't miss anything.

Instructions for Technique

  • Start by standing up and looking straight ahead. Extend both hands out infant of you. Slowly separate your hands as far as you can while keeping both hands in your range of vision. In this position you are gazing. It is important to practice maintaining this eye/mind state during an entire fight in order to observe everything that goes on.

** How to Gaze **

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