Last week's Jeet-Kune-Do class was rough, in many ways.
It was the first "summer" day for us, meaning it was hot. The heat seemed to sap everyone's strength. We were all very sluggish.
What also made it difficult were the evasion and countering exercises were were doing. Today were defending against a left-stance attack (opponents left leg lead). We practiced slips and bobs and weaves to evade and counter jabs, crosses and hooks. They were quite easy to do one at a time. But when we got to the final part of the exercise, when our partner was able to throw random blows, it was extremely difficult and frustrating to read what was coming and move accordingly.
What I'm thinking is, if I can do them all fairly easily, I should be able to do them no matter what. Right? So maybe I'm thinking too much. Next time we do this exercise, I will follow Bruce Lee's advise. I won't think. I will clear my mind and just move. We'll see what happens.