Recent content by dvcochran

  1. dvcochran

    Last Poster #7

    What part of the state would you be looking at? Middle TN is rapidly changing, for the worse. Way too many people moving in changing the country/rural nature of the state. East & west TN are still fairly rural. A 70 or so mile circumference from Nashville is getting completely congested. Traffic...
  2. dvcochran

    MAIA, Did I hear this guy right?

    He says "McDojo" and mentions McDonalds. Then goes on to talk about how the hamburger is the staple for McDonalds however they also sell fries, shakes, etc.... Similarly, this should be true in any MA school/dojo/dojang/gym. There should be a core 'product' that is always consistent. Having...
  3. dvcochran

    Last Poster #7

    We are expected to get into single digit lows in a few days here in middle TN. I can do without that.
  4. dvcochran

    Aikido.. The reality?

    This stuntman is legit on gymnastics and Parkour stuff. MA's skills? Not so much. That said, I imagine he could give most anyone a run for their money.
  5. dvcochran

    Improvements in my shadowboxing

    I see it in the lead hand. Not a ton of power, granted it is the lead hand. The rear hook looks okay. Maybe more twist?
  6. dvcochran

    Big schools, small standards

    Take me away!!!
  7. dvcochran

    Uselessness of kata in the real world!

    In simplest terms, Kata is the boxer's version of shadow boxing in the MA's world. With the inclusion of most all techniques. Yes, even some of the lesser used ones. A person can go as hard as possible, over and over practicing Kata, getting in better shape and condition without injury while...
  8. dvcochran

    Improvements in my shadowboxing

    Significant improvement. In the #2 video when you hook, it does not look like much shoulder is used. This may be the way you were taught or maybe you were doing more of a faint? Great boxer's body and good stance. Footwork is much improved. Great job.
  9. dvcochran

    Big schools, small standards

    My first AAU gold medalist was Mikey Hickerson. He came to the school classified as "severely autistic". Fully withdrawn, not speaking nor looking at anyone. Just a mess. His parents were desperate, very engaged, and willing to try anything. I had taken on several challenging kids, and we...
  10. dvcochran

    Big schools, small standards

    I guess it can be tough to process and explain. Since no one here saw the exchange with the parent or have worked out with the kid, it is hard to give absolute advice. I fully believe a person (instructor) has to be very, very sure their standards are real, attainable, and not overly...
  11. dvcochran

    Big schools, small standards

    This is a big, yet fairly common question. The short answer is no, I do not believe it is realistic to feel every person in a group that large is going to work out at a super high level. If you compare you class/school to a high school football team for example, there will always be 1st, 2nd...
  12. dvcochran

    Is a Stab a "show stopper"??

    A statistic that I found interesting is the correlation between population/housing density and gun vs. knife. Statistically, in Less populated/housed areas, knives are used about 30% more than guns. Go figure.
  13. dvcochran

    Who gets to change a kata or technique

    How long until a person knows the movements of your first form and puts them in a pattern? How many forms do you have? I ask because I know the approach to training is quite different from CMA to KMA.
  14. dvcochran

    Who gets to change a kata or technique

    Correct. That is why I said 'basic'. Of course, the Taeguek form set is different. I cannot remember ever seeing Kicho Hyung il Bu (basic 1) done differently across all the TKD schools I have worked out at. I suspect TSD may do it differently.
  15. dvcochran

    Who gets to change a kata or technique

    The first basic form in TKD has 8 blocks and 12 punches.
Top