Ok. Is CKD as kicking intensive as other KMAs?
Originally Posted by amiller127
Yeah just curious what the moves were.
He was demonstrating so I wasnt struggling against him. I was however making sure I put my whole weight down on him. It was a long time ago. I can remember him covering a few methods of getting someone off of you from the mount and someone on top between the legs. Think I have a video tape of it somwhere. Will take a look and see if I can say what he did exactly.
Well, no one will argue with you that street and ring/mat are different. But assuming that poster was referring to MMA or some sort of NHB ruleset, it's the best way to test your skills short of getting into an actual fight. It's pretty much the most relaxed ruleset you can fight under within the bounds of the law.
The guy was saying we dont back our claims up in the ring or on the matt. Thats why I was talking a little about competition fighting. There are pro's and cons to doing competition fights but my point is, the psychology is different. You enter a competition knowing you are getting into a fight, with both people expecting to get hit etc.
In a street attack you may not know an attack is coming and the attacker hasnt a clue if you know how to handle yourself either. They arent looking or expecting much of a fight back if they are going to attack you. The situation is different and so the way you train for them should be different (even if some skills from both situations are transferrable). Only a brief explaination here. I could and have gone into a lot more on this subject.
How would you simulate an attack like the one you describe? If you do it in class, you still know that you are in class and that it's your training partners who are going to do it to you.
I don't think that analogy fits. In academics, your instructor most of the time has no clue how much info you have assimilated and how well you can apply it. And neither does the institution that is going to back you up in your career with it's name, pretty much putting it's prestige and reputation on the line for you.
Why bother taking exams in your final year of education? You have learned all the info you need during the year, so why bother taking your GCSE, Alevel, Degree etc?
If you point to standardized exams like the SAT, DAT, MCAT, whatever, those again are for schools that don't trust using college grading systems, which can vary greatly, to evaluate an applicant's worth.
A martial arts instructor doesn't just show you a technique and then walks out the door. He will (hopefully) watch you do it, give you pointers, make sure you are doing it right. He will (hopefully) spar with you, see how well you can apply those techniques.
Maybe testings would be appropriate if you've got something like 50-100 students in a class and you can't keep track of everyone. But hopefully you would have assistant instructors and seniors still helping you out and being able to serve as your eyes.
That's what sparring and competitions are for.
There are a few reasons why you test students. One of the reasons is to see how they remember their stuff and deal with it under a bit of pressure. In class its not as intimidating to do your stuff but when your on a testing floor with an audience then nerves kick in and a little bit of adrenaline now and then.
This is reasonable.
Testing also gives you the chance to get external feedback. I know a lot of CKD instructors get other examiners to mark their students. It shows you that your students are conforming to a specific standard. Other examiners may catch things that you might have missed etc.
I dunno, you earn the belt with the skills you develop by putting countless hours of blood and sweat into the mat, not by going through the motions one Saturday morning for a couple of hours. Everyday you stand in front of someone and fight is the test...
Also testing tends to give the students a sense of achievment. Even if they are ready I know quite a few students who would just be annoyed if you handed them a belt and said you are ready. Maybe we have a masochistic streak in us in that we like to be tested and feel like we have earned the belt.
That's what I figured.
Ive NEVER heard CKDHQ say that CKD will CURE brain tumors or any other degenerative disease. CKD HQ is based in the USA. Can you IMAGINE how quickly they would get sued if they claimed to be able to cure it and failed?