12/30/2005 12:52pm, #51
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That last clip showing the round kick illustrated it very well. Do you think what I said before was accurate? I'm curious to your comments on that, because to me, that's what I'm seeing in the application of the kick with the stepping.
Originally Posted by Omar
12/30/2005 12:56pm, #52
Originally Posted by deepbluehalo
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12/30/2005 3:07pm, #53Originally Posted by Omar
There's a reason why boxing footwork is boxing footwork and not just walking. Yes, it's more mobile. Not just in the context of moving around the ring (which it is), but also in the context of striking. If your legs are crossed, you have to uncross them before you've regained the mobility to manuever or throw a strike with proper rotation. This is why I'd need to see the footwork actually being used in the context of sparring or something. I'm one of those idiots that believes in the teachings of my boxing coaches.Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
12/30/2005 7:40pm, #54Originally Posted by Zombie Claus
Someone just pointed out through pm that I sent you the you send it for the cut kick and not the round kick. It's a nice little drill but not the one relevant to my point. I should have sent you the roundhouse kick.
So take my last post with this clip in mind rather than the other one.
12/30/2005 7:55pm, #55
I was already there with you (had the clip from the prev thread). :-)Locu5
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12/30/2005 7:58pm, #56Originally Posted by sidran
That wasn't what I was thinking but that would work.
Originally Posted by Kidspatula
On this thread I've been driving home a point about "every step is a kick" but it's also equally true that "every kick is a punch" although the little aphorism doesn't work quite as well for punching. I will say though that done quickly, the "crossing step" or "toe out step" or in CMA terms the "bai bu" is often used to hook the other guys leg or to quickly scoot around to someones rear as they advance.
Here's the toe out as an entrance to a take down:
It's a mistake to always place the imagined opponent at the center of the circle I am walking. But I understand...doesn't make sense without clips. Won't really make sense without getting a chance to spar with me or maybe Dale or someone else who trains it seriously. But I'll do my best with clips. . . just not today. :XXcompute
12/30/2005 8:01pm, #57Originally Posted by Locu5
Still good to correct it for any lurkers downloading this stuff. I'd rather use putfile but ...oh the irony....
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12/30/2005 8:42pm, #58Originally Posted by sidran
extremely important, mostly the upper body postures and a more
isolated version of the kou bu/bai bu stepping.
Basically that "toe in, toe out" can be worked as an isolated practice
(and should be if you are a bagua geek). It builds open/close flexibility
in the kua area (hips basically). That's why I can drop into the splits..
because in the process of working rotational flexibility and entraining
relaxation... I get the "front split" flexibility as a freebie.
But the converse does not apply. There are lots of people who can
do splits but can't rotate to the rear, keeping hips and shoulders
aligned, while keeping their feet faceing forward.
The upper body is important too.. since often the hands are pointed
45-130 deg away from the feet. The stretch is in the groin and hips.let's talk about why fat-fu shall we?
12/30/2005 8:50pm, #59The upper body is important too.. since often the hands are pointed
45-130 deg away from the feet. The stretch is in the groin and hips.
12/30/2005 8:53pm, #60Originally Posted by Kidspatula
Ask Cat about the elbow thing I did to her in Old Fort. That was an application
of k'ou bu.. just in clinch range with upper body (obviously it's easier when
you have a massive size advantage lol).
And as far as "having to uncross your legs to maneuver or throw".. um..
that's just not true.
I suppose it may be true of kickboxing.. but not bagua.
Some of my best throws are from positions where you cross the feet..
You *should* believe in the teachings of your boxing coaches... When you
are doing western boxing :)
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