really, its subjective. For me, the hungrier the n00b is for subs and victory, the less I'm interested in teaching him subs. I hate seeing people get hurt because they don't know what they're doing or have something to prove.
Beyond attitude adjustment, just getting to where you are comfortable and aware of whats going on. In the striking example* it would be like teaching a good jab+cross combo but no footwork, no head movement, no weave etc etc.
I've always enforced a 20-40 minute Ukemi/breakfall warmup: I've seen how much strength development, confidence/feeling of safety, injury prevention et al comes along with as a sidebar to learning to move well.
I think its interesting to note that I have one student who can throw a roundhouse kick that I can barely see coming and its hard as hell. He learned Uchi&all in about 5 minutes. The other is convinced he's a straight ahead fighter and its just hopeless, after a year I've finally decided to just teach him pick-ups and trips. He also cannot kick for shite. "You couldn't kick a beer can off the porch of your trailer!"Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiteshark
I like to think of the whole movement as a pendulum...
*ha! I haz teh pun!