not sure if this has been said, but i'll take a slightly different approach.
by all means, hit something soft or 'weak', with an anatomical weapon that is relatively small (for p.s.i./compression).
and more importantly, use their momentum against them.
classically, the big guy is liable to...
well, you cant really 'see' yourself.
but if others are telling you this, it must be what you are.
to them, at least.
mastery is relative, ain't it?
i have'nt been here long, but i take you as an experienced ma judging by your post content.
i dont really see what you are describing here as a ritual. it's more like psychological tactics, decoy/distraction...it's pre-fight maneouvering. in a sense, yes it is a type of ritual(often mutual), and may very well shift control of the situation to yourself, as well as allow...
i figure nobody can really resist skeletal deformation. take their body out of line and they cant do anything. without the base for the muscles to leverage the body, you get no power.
ime, which is not all that magnificent or anything, you are striving to take up a position, with a safeguard...
heh, it's not so easy to go deep, BL.
in fact, it's quite counterintuitive.
if you dont continually train core attack, balance/structure breaking, continous attack/pressure then your not liable to do so under stress.
you'll move away, or try to control the direct threat.
well, i guess it would be smoking a cigarette, in some cases. oh and drinking some coffee or tea beforehand. but that is socializing, and likely as not to occur.
my point was, in the context of ma, that the use of rituals of all kinds may very be detrimental to the desired goal...i.e...
Jailhouse Rock aka 52 Blocks is an offshoot of 'uprocking' which is a style of dancing from the seventies.
it is related to or, or is the same thing as Comstock, another name for a kung fu inspired* fighting system. we also used to call it 'snake boxing'.
if you watch his 'opponents' , a few...
the advantage, i feel, is that you can speak your mind with what amounts to absolute strangers, and get a candid response.
free and clear of the emotional context.
which is nice.
a 'technique' is a vehicle to learn the principles of operation that lies behind any given strategy or tactic.
how a technique plays or is expressed is as varied as snowflakes.
you know, you might be able to standardize your entry, particularily if your uke keeps a good format, but your...
im actually looking at the reverse, or inverse, of the article.
i use no rituals.
i train in everyday clothing, in a natural environment that varies by location, and as well, i train in most all weather. the ground is generally uneven, and at times i train in extremes, like pouring rain, or at...
c'mon, those hits where on his trapezius, not his neck.
and really, his angle of attack was not going to compress the spine area in any way, and that's how you make damages.
not a knee drop?
sure it was, just a baby one.
and it came at the right angle.
the punches were nada.
but the knee should be dropped from the repertoire.
it was'nt all that hard, but that is a lot of mass coming down. my style specializes in that type of blow and you can easily cause some serious damage, for obvious reasons.
the saving grace was that the guy was likely...
IP is extremely mundane.
it is nothing more than learning to hit with full body momentum.
you have to condition the palms so that they are tougher, i.e. the skin gets thicker, muscles get denser, and the bones thicken a bit. it's a gradual process that simultaneously forges the hand and...
well, the standard line is that godan is the highest skill level. after that it all about various kinds of development, both of the self and the organization.
i think time in grade is a good way to look at it.
'real' skill is both objective and relative.