Posted On:8/24/2013 8:52pm
Originally Posted by Cuddles
Your karate dojo looks great.
How much do you guys do forms?
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.
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.
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
~ Mohandas Gandhi
Posted On:11/19/2013 9:32am
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.
Last edited by aznraven; 11/19/2013 9:43am at .
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