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answered What is the best way to work with a partner who misunderstands the drill?
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comment Is it possible to become expert in different martial arts
@John- I guess, it depends on what you really want to achieve. Anyway, goood luck!
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answered How to get rid of fear of fighting
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Dec
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comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
@Dave Liepmann : of course, if your target is stationery and defenseless the conventional swing would work better, but if your opponent blocks your swing - what will you do? On the other hand, if that baseball bat does not actually move anywhere (the center of mass stays in place) but turns - that would be much quicker and harder to block. In short, it's a balance between power and speed; I haven't seen anyone able to do 10 "traditional" full-blown punches per second.
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answered What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@DaveLiepmann sure thing (especially since lots of styles were "watered down" in order to make them safe for studying; however, katas in these styles often would still have practical and dangerous moves from "original version" of the style; of course, students would be given no explanations and will continue to do the katas as a "traditional thing to do", just because these katas are still part of the curriculum.
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#3. Personally, I love these riddles, we found lots of good stuff we couldn't see before
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#2. I strongly believe that every great kata has lots of good moves "zipped" into it -> if you are using moves from the kata and nothing else, your brain will have no choice but to start using all these moves for real, not just a like a ritual dance, and if style is good and practical - these moves will help you to fight
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
#1. if you doing something wrong, doing the kata would get uncomfortable; also, it's not that hard to compare what you see in the mirror with the video recording of some master doing the kata.
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