Training Curriculum

I. Ringen (Wrestling)

From the Change: the Second Wrestling

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Figure 1 Figure 2 If you aren’t quick enough when applying the First Wrestling your opponent may try to escape by stepping straight back as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
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Figure 3 Figure 4 If he does this, you need to apply the principle of Nachreisen to follow after him Indes with another First Wrestling as shown in figures 3 and 4. Since he’s moving back to escape you he will already be off balance to the North so this is a very powerful technique.

Video of complete move:
The key is to move Indes–instantly–as your opponent moves as if you were tied together, and to do that you must be careful to Fühlen or feel the bind between you to sense his action; think of it as “acting with” rather than “reacting to” his movement.

The Second Wrestling is identical to the First Wrestling, just applied from The Change, so it has no stand-alone version as the First and Third Wrestlings do.