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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionPimp
    This kata was handed down from giants, this would work if you were 18 feet tall and fought normal humans.
    Ballet would work if you were 18 feet tall and fighting normal humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    Even if it's a grappling kata (shudders) it's still completely pointless as any competent grappler will tell you there's no point in... shadowgrappling...

    you need a resisting partner to practice armbars and breaks on. You could practice this guys kata a thousand times over and still be unable to properly grapple a resisting opponent. It's just so radically different performing moves on air and on a live opponent.

    In class, you would practice the techniques with another person. The form is just to store the techniques. These developed in a time when most chinese people and therefore most chinese martial artists couldn't read. They couldn't write down the instructions for the movements so they put them together in an easy to remeber form or set that would work on 1 or 2 specific ideas/concepts per set. Once the movements themselves were passed on, then you could work on applications, with other people.
    Also, the reason you don't see him putting those moves to use on a person in the clip is that it is a.............. form competition. He probably does practice those movements on other people, just not during that 30 seconds of his life. (well maybe not, it depends on how china runs thier WuShu programs, i don't know much about that, except that they take the most talented and put them in after school programs. each school competes. winners go to city competitions to region/ province/ all the way up to the national team. With so much emphasis on forms, it might be all they practice, which would be a shame)

    I will concede that some of his movements don't seem too precise, but he IS one lanky sonafabitch.

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    Hopefully he does NOT practice those moves on real people. As mentioned before those moves are not practical regardless of how they're trained.

    As for forms as a storage of techniques. There is no reason techniques cannot be taught to a student individually (this is an armbar... so on and so forth) rather than as a choreographed dance of sorts. It would be more beneficial and there's no advantage to keeping hte moves in kata form.

    In my opinion it would be easier to remember moves rather than multiple forms containing numerous moves. My years of doing forms told me that when trying to learn techniques from forms one's focus becomes distracted by "what move comes first" and how the form "looks" rather than extracting the techniques within the form.

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    Looks like someone trying to escape from a straight jacket!

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    Hey! Next time you are in a straight-jacket, you will be happy that Master Po taught your Straight-Jacket-Fu!

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    Ugh. Retardation overload.

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    It is wrong to laugh at those with special needs. He should be applauded for doing so well given his condition.

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    Since when was a wushu form critiqued for its 'effectiveness'?

    Though this form looks extremely retarded. But if I were to do that, my back would be burning. Looks like its not easy. Got to give credit where credit is due.

    Plus, this form probably will get him a shiny medal to take home. Thats all he really wants. Shinies.

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    I'd hate to fight him esspecially if he's going to do that.

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    This guy looks like he is being attacked by an invisible bear a la Family Guy.

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