Hmmm....we do forms fairly often. It is like a focus shift. Before gradings we keep doing basics and forms. RIght after gradings the focus will shift to competition fighting (knockdown). And then there are fighters trainings purely focused on conditioning like you see above for competitions, less technique is taught, just corrections here and there, and more work is done.
Originally Posted by Cuddles
However we have several instructors and some instructors favour a mix of forms and fighting while others lean to one side, so it is hard to say. I do believe that perfecting body control with movements in forms and basics in karate is training an important discipline in itself and see fighting as separate from it.
My recent tournament, Singapore Full Contact Tournament.
Managed to win Heavy Weight 1st. :)
All full contact styles in Singapore were invited. (Aside from IKO1 one who are not allowed to fight outside their own org)
TOURNAMENT VIDEO MIX (Very nice video editing)
I was lucky, winning every round in the tournament by mostly split decision and winning my finals by the fouls given to my opponent resulting in my advantage.
I really enjoyed watching the recent videos!!
Thanks for watching bro :D. I hope to have a muaythai fight to put up in the future.
Originally Posted by dwkfym
Sorry about the down vote. I meant to up vote this.
Recently had my 30 men Kumite. It is part of a training for the upcoming open weight tournament this year. All full contact Karate styles in Singapore is invited for this annual event.
A lot of the footage was not taken, I did multiple wheel kicks and front kicks because I was getting tired and beat up. I really enjoyed testing myself out :D
Repeats in people was because I ran through the class twice, 1 min each round.
My Latest tournament. 15th ALL ASIA Shinkyokushin.
25 Participating countries, I fought in Light-heavyweight (75kg-85kg)
Fought Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius & Korea. Lost to Korea in the 4th match in the Quarter-finals.
Japanese and Kazakhstan are insanely strong. Good experience and eye opener.