This story is an interesting one but it’s one that I am familiar with. I was asked to demonstrate channeling energy against a double leg takedown and then a throw. The gentleman doing the takedown and throw is an experienced wrestler.
He sprung the question on me what seemed like out of thin air so I certainly was not prepared for it. However, I am not one to turn the opportunity to practice with live energy. Especially against someone with many years of wrestling experience on top of his military training and background.
A Deeper Look At Channeling Energy
You hear us often talk about channeling energy. We talk about things like the C.O.P., T.O.E., B.A.B.E., etc. While I am not going to talk about those concepts directly in this article. It’s because of those concepts though I was able not to be taken down to the ground.
That does not mean, I am unwilling to go to the ground. It means that if I feel like I am going to the ground I am not going to resist it. Rather, I am going to conform to the energy and go with the flow. Too often I see people stiffen up which actually makes it easier to be taken down to the ground.
Go back to the video and notice how heavy Freddie is breathing. It’s because he is exerting a lot of energy to try to take me down.
You can also see when he tries and sweep me that I evade his sweep. I felt him try that by being connected to his body. So I moved when he moved.
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