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I pre-ordered it at Amazon.com for delivery to Germany. I got an update from Amazon today - my estimated delivery date is August 2 - August 6, 2019 now.
There are different levels of understanding. Some have simplified 5/3/1 down to just doing 5 then 3 then 1. Others actually use calculators and progressions. Having read FIVE of Wendlers books, there's more understanding available than a sentence or a spreadsheet. Not everyone needs to know how and why though.Don't get me wrong. I strongly recommend anyone to purchase the book, mainly because the author(s) deserve some kind of reward and because in-depth knowledge is always better.
But, having said that...
You don't need to know the whys to make S&S or 5/3/1 work. You just need to do the work.
Let me rephrase that: the only thing you really need to make kata guruma work are uchikomi and, later on, randori. Nothing else is needed.
But, of course, having some knowledge of why things work might be even better.
... "some" publishers (I am not saying this is the case with Q&D) ... I am in absolutely no way saying Strong First would ever do anything like this
Well, my 2 cents.
Im just happy to have Pavel as my "coach". Ive gotten far more from Pavel than he will ever get from me.
looking forward to Q&D even though as an attendee of Strong endurance I think I already have much of the data.
A few more days or weeks waiting for something Im not owed surely isn't worth fussing about.
I actually know Russian, so that won't be a problem. I have read both articles. My first question is answered, thank you, Steve.@IonRod
1. Simple (from Simple and Sinister) is mentioned as a good place to be in order to start using Q&D. Please see also the two excerpt articles published here:
The Tale of Two Leopards: An Excerpt from The Quick and the Dead | StrongFirst
“Masters of Life and Death” —An Excerpt from The Quick and the Dead | StrongFirst
2. You'll see, even at the bottom of the second article I linked to immediately above, 9 different studies or books. The book isn't intended to be a scientific paper but lots of science is mentioned and there are plenty of things you can follow up on. Unfortunately, I think many of them are only available in Russian.
Please read the two articles above.