(Laban 🙂 [“] It is essential that the trainee
gets the bodily feel of
the differences between
punching, thrusting, shoving, poking, and piercing.[“]
Likewise it is essential for us to get the bodily ‘feels’
of the differences between
the basic effort
and its derivatives
[crush fruit with a crusher,
or granules with a pestle and mortar]
[cut leather with a sharp knife,
or wood with a carvetr’s knife]
[squeeze a bulb or a ‘squirter’ with the hand,
or cut suitings with shears]
has the derivatives
[beat a carpet with a beater,
or hit a nail with a hammer]
[throw coal with a shjovel.
or a package from hand to hand]
[whip and egg with a whisk,
or the branches of a hedge with a sickle or bill-hook].
[pull a trolley with shafts,
or pull a cork with a corkscrew].
[pluck feathers by hand,
or thin out seedlings by hand].
[stretch elastic or a cloth by hand,
[pat dough with the hand,
or lvel indexcards by hand].
[tap typewriter key,
or morse-code key with the hand].
[shake sand in a sieve,
or a water-sprinkler, by hand].
three main derivatives
[smoothe cloth by hand,
or lace with an iron].
[smear whitewash on a wall with a brush,
or spread some mortar with a trowel}’
[smudge putty with thumb,
or oil-paint with a palette ‘knife’].
[flip dry towel, or a wet towel, with the hand].
[flap coins, counting them,
or cojnt notes in a similar way].
[jerk bottle to rinse it,
or break string or cotton-thread].
[scatter seed by hand,
or scatter powder over a surface].
[stir water by hand,
or oil-paint with a stick].
[stroke a vessel as in polishing it,
or brush clothes].