Ah, so he isn't the no contact ,I'm scared type, of coach. Train hard.
I also liked the comments regarding forms. We do quite a few of them and they can be great training tools but they're just one of many tools in the box.
Originally Posted by It is Fake
See, I have no problem with forms. Never have in the correct context. You'll find posts here where I say as much.
Yeah it started as a lark because of Jack.
Originally Posted by Errant108
I stumble across thins as I search out old threads. I know you have some good ones on the site. I'm just looking for that right one. I'm also going to adds simo's recent post on Aikido.
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Now, this is in here because again it can apply to modern wush vs. any classical system.
Originally Posted by Simio de las Rocas
Long but worth it.
I highlighted what I enjoyed:
Originally Posted by Rob Redmond
There is a tiny bit I disagree with but, 99.9% I enjoyed.
This is a beautiful thread. Thank you.
Thanks for both extracts from Rock Ape and 24Fighting Chicas....again, thankfully a colleague put me onto Rob Redmond and even though I don't do Karate, it's a thoroughly good read.
Minor point, I was reading a comment about the practical relevance of Kata to Real Life (or even Surreal Life) and apparently, it was alleged that the (fearsome) Terry O'Neill alluded to this somewhat obliquely by starting to point out that kata and street application were wholly dissimilar. At this point the narrator of the article drew the curtain...so I assume there's little.
A work colleague who did WC (and was quite, er, hands-on) told me that he'd been sparring one night (or doing their paired hand exercises, no, I dunno) when he'd dumped his training partner on the floor but had no clear recollection of how he'd done it. I suggested that once he'd learned the basic form, I thought you just forgot about it and "performed in the moment".
He has to many stories so on and so forth so, read this thread.
Kung-fu in MMA....This is how I got here. - No BS Martial Arts
Since we are discussing forms and animals always come up.
Originally Posted by Omega