some good points on block vs guard
a bit more on guards
- they are positions from which certain blocks and strikes are easier to execute, guards...
We typically think of locks as increasing hold and control until the desired affect is met such as straining, snapping, tapping out etc.
my black belt and renshi belt are Tokaido brand, i love the quality of them
The mountain punch your refering to can be a throw, body hold escape, an uppercut/shovel hook and overhand combo, ect. - it is a versatile technique
There are some good videos comparring kata to thier exact counterparts in mma
true...sort of - they do use patterns and drill sets
and practical applications of kata have been seen in MMA
@lklawson - so knowledgeable!
I love weapons training for many reasons, but recently i have a student who loves empty hand fighting and doesnt care much for our weapons...
Absolutely - especially with weapons training
In terms of empty hand fighting ive had two techniques that have worked most consistantly for me in...
i find its usually a mix
have a natural talent for it helps you get far but so does a great training program
Odd... we have plenty of kicks in Goju
My school uses karate in this way
i thought this was great!!
overall really good, just a few comments on some of the points
known strangers is also a good concept to help differentiate
it good to watch...
i like it, use it, teach it
That staff took quite a few of these before it broke lol
This was from a collection of shaolin staff training vids, could be a mokey sub style...
you are correct, its mostly Chinese theater technique
It does entail good coordination
iv had no issue adding weight/strength training in with my karate
broken 2 staffs while sparring
broken 1 staff while jumping off it
broke 1 staff practicing power generation
broke 1 nunchaku on a dummy
To date ive broken 7 weapons during training
really sad :(:(:( about my most recent one lol
Then go kick boxing , much more fun
If you really dont want to worry about strikes and want to take MA for exercise and friends i would suggest BJJ, but it also depends on whats...
Like @Headhunter was saying, martial arts wont solve the immediate problem but can help you cope and prepare
foam covered bo and nunchaku are often good for kids, and helps then learn to be more responsible with thing in their hands
loved this video
I recently had fun competing in the pilot fight of the Virtual Fight League
combining martial arts skill and comedic fun
more fighters are...
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