8 Basic Moves: continued

(Laban 🙂 [“] It is essential that the trainee
gets the bodily feel of
the differences between
punching, thrusting, shoving, poking, and piercing.[“]
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Likewise it is essential for us to get the bodily ‘feels’
of the differences between
the basic effort
Pressing,
and its derivatives

Crushing
[crush fruit with a crusher,
or granules with a pestle and mortar]

Cutting
[cut leather with a sharp knife,
or wood with a carvetr’s knife]

and
Squeezing
[squeeze a bulb or a ‘squirter’ with the hand,
or cut suitings with shears]
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Slashing
has the derivatives

Beating
[beat a carpet with a beater,
or hit a nail with a hammer]

Throwing
[throw coal with a shjovel.
or a package from hand to hand]

Whipping
[whip and egg with a whisk,
or the branches of a hedge with a sickle or bill-hook].
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Wringing
Pulling
[pull a trolley with shafts,
or pull a cork with a corkscrew].

Plucking
[pluck feathers by hand,
or thin out seedlings by hand].

Stretching
[stretch elastic or a cloth by hand,
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Dabbing
Patting
[pat dough with the hand,
or lvel indexcards by hand].

Tapping
[tap typewriter key,
or morse-code key with the hand].

Shaking
[shake sand in a sieve,
or a water-sprinkler, by hand].
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Gliding‘s
three main derivatives

Smoothing
[smoothe cloth by hand,
or lace with an iron].

Smearing
[smear whitewash on a wall with a brush,
or spread some mortar with a trowel}’

Smudging
[smudge putty with thumb,
or oil-paint with a palette ‘knife’].
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Flicking

Flipping
[flip dry towel, or a wet towel, with the hand].

Flapping
[flap coins, counting them,
or cojnt notes in a similar way].

Jerking
[jerk bottle to rinse it,
or break string or cotton-thread].
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Floating’s
derivatives

Strewing
[scatter seed by hand,
or scatter powder over a surface].

Stirring
[stir water by hand,
or oil-paint with a stick].

Stroking
[stroke a vessel as in polishing it,
or brush clothes].
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