Thread: Additional training
6/24/2005 7:07pm, #31Originally Posted by Utah
6/24/2005 11:19pm, #32Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
During live sparring I did try many of my techniques. Oni kudaki got me out of two headlocks (one resulted in a submission for me), and another time a guy and I went at it hard for about 5 mintues, with neither one of us being able to get a submission. Of course, during this second session, we weren't allowed to strike on the ground, but eventually we both had to quit because we were out of breath.
Really, the techniques I know aren't as important as... well, here is how Hatsumi-sensei puts it... the feeling. In other words, when I say "technique" I'm not thinking a specific drill but a way of moving and a place I want to end up. Like "oni kudaki" isn't a static set of movements from A to C, but really a feeling and a position I want to end up in where I have my opponent's shoulder locked and torquing it to cause pain. In this case, though it's usually demonstrated standing up, I did it from side mount (I can't remember what that's called exactly right now) and got the submission. If I were locked in to being rigid and thinking about the technique in terms of how it was taught to me, I'd have been lost for what to do when I found myself in this position. But since it's more about feeling and positioning than a specific set of moves, I was able to adapt that to a totally different position.
6/25/2005 1:37am, #33
Glad things are workin out for ya dude.I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!
6/25/2005 2:28am, #34Originally Posted by Maestro Nobones
6/25/2005 4:46am, #35Originally Posted by Arahoushi
If it's working, keep doing what you're doing. If it's not working, then fix it through improvement or change. Anyone who tells you that you can't make your style work can kiss your ass -- ideally to prevent from being choked unconscious by your buttocks.
6/25/2005 8:51pm, #36Originally Posted by ArahoushiSON OF ODIN
My Punching with Power article
6/26/2005 2:25am, #37Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
I put that to good use in vale tudo. I found that when I got submitted or knocked upside the head was when I planted my feet and tried to punch or get a good lock to submit someone. Invariably, when I did that, it became a contest of strength and speed between me and the other guy. Sometimes I won; most times I didn't. Then I remembered getting knocked upside the forearm with a bokken. It happened because I planted my feet and attempted a cut at a guy. Another one hit me in the arm. When I kept moving, and worried less about fighting back, I found that things came a lot more naturally. I'd end up with position when we were on the ground because I let the other guy be the one to plant his feet and make the attack.
Of course some of the senior students delighted in showing me all they knew about escaping from holds and such, but I'll get them soon enough.