Thread: Visit to a tkd dojang
7/11/2005 3:08pm, #71Originally Posted by SYB
7/11/2005 3:39pm, #72Originally Posted by SYB
7/11/2005 3:43pm, #73Originally Posted by Liffguard
Practicing forms is like practicing dry fire. Doing a kata would be like walking through a hypothetical combat handgun scenario in a specific memorized way (shoot the guy on the left, then and only then the guy on the right) using all dry fire. Add the stylized, unrealistic way in which formal kata movements sometimes get performed, and you're down to doing it without a gun, but using your index finger and thumb pointed like a pistol instead.
So, basically, kata are flamingly useless, and have value only as cultural dance.
7/11/2005 4:02pm, #74Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
EDIT: we don't need another "forms are useless" arguement.
Last edited by MaverickZ; 7/11/2005 4:16pm at .
7/11/2005 5:59pm, #75
indeed I didn't want to start a form flame fest again, so I will just end bye saying that I feel that the way forms are taught help me with my sparing. But whatever...
7/13/2005 10:51am, #76
Originally Posted by Nightstrike
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Empty-Hand Style