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 can also be used to show your strengths or weaknesses or fake weaknesses
We typically think of locks as increasing hold and control until the desired affect is met such as straining, snapping, tapping out etc.
But locks can hard to set up an maintain until the desired affect is met under real resistance.
And why aikido like styles can get blow back for their...
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 training. So here are some points ive noted to him on how it can make you a better empty hand fighter.
Additional ranges - improve range management
Absolutely - especially with weapons training
In terms of empty hand fighting ive had two techniques that have worked most consistantly for me in execution and opponent injury is
parry/elbow cover - mostly raising the elbow to where their punch is going to be
and a hybrid hammer fist/wing chun...
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 for un common attacks but if people also have things built up in their head of fearing x attack its still good to give them the peace of mind on 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 technique
Techniques are mostly for coordination, timeing, strength etc - looks good for demos/theater but can have some mild practicality
broken 2 staffs while sparring
broken 1 staff while jumping off it
broke 1 staff practicing power generation
broke 1 nunchaku on a dummy
broke 1 nunchaku locking a training partner
broke 1 eku on a dummy just before i was about to oil the wood