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There's a good reason why an instructor pairs two students of unequal skill together. The student that is of lesser skill will begin to accelerate their knowledge when exposed to someone of greater skill. The student that is of greater skill, on the other hand, improves his/her knowledge of the art by being put in a position to explain things to the lesser ...


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Basing this answer on a TaeKwonDo front kick With most things in life the best way to improve is to practice it. Breaking If you are looking to break with a front kick then technique is crucial. Ensure that your knee is coming up high (and then dropping slightly as the foot fires forward to make the foot travel straight). Make sure you are making ...


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I've found a key part of the learning process is experimentation. First, learn the basics to where you can do them consistently well. Not perfect, but good. Then play a bit with it. Change the angles, a little bit. Change the weight distribution. Change your timing of when you push off or drop your weight to get your strikes in. The point of this is ...


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I believe the reason for his decision was well explained by Mr Weingard. However, I think you should just talk to him. Find time after a training and just tell him what your goals are and what you are expecting. Why should you treat a 'sifu' different then everybody else? Just think about that if you continue to train like that, you'll soon loose ...


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Try this... "I thoroughly enjoy your teaching, and you are a great sifu. However, I am finding it difficult to further my learning with my current partner. I would like if I could work with an alternative partner, preferably one with similar experience as me." It's likely questions he may ask are those you already have answers to. But if the answer is ...


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Practice your kicks as if you are moving in slow-motion. While doing so, focus on perfecting your form. Proper posture, balance, and skeletal alignment are key to optimizing your technique. Speed and power will follow. I cannot stress this enough, but practice your kicks and footwork at the same time. If you are looking to be a high level competitor in ...


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It's completely normal to be sore when you're new to the sport. Boxing hits a lot of muscles you normally wouldn't, and especially through high repetition exercises(pushups, situps, burpees... and even just hitting the heavybag). Know your body, and know the difference between being sore, and actually having pain. Remember to stretch out properly after ...


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Something my Jujutsu Sensei always told us was come to class even if you are not feeling well. No need to participate, but you can watch and learn a lot from watching others practice. If you are contagious, stay home and get the rest you need, but if you are sore or have another injury where you can still watch the class then come on by.



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