- Mar 27, 2012
- Reaction score
- Hendersonville, NC
I cannot force a beginner up to my level. Sure, what you're suggesting is good with someone just under your level, but are you seriously suggesting that completley shutting down a beginner is the best way for them to learn from sparring?Which way is better?
1. Low your skill level in order to help your opponent.
2. Force your opponent up to your skill level.
Sure, unless you teach well. I already covered this in a previous post. It's not that difficult to prevent.The concern that I have on method 1 is your opponent may develop a false confidence.
I can't speak to what you're saying here, becuase I don't know what this headlock takedown is (and since I am not versed in it, I can't make much commentary on how to work on it with a lower-skilled partner. So I'll talk about the basic hip throw (which you brought up earlier). Simply pretending they are able to break your structure isn't the only method for "leveling down". I can work slower (at 80% speed, perhaps). I can take away some of my own defenses (especially those unlikely to be presented by someone of my partner's level). I can purposely present openings to see if he can spot them. There are others, but the important part is that in all of these scenarios, I still require their technique actually break my structure, or they won't get the throw. I wouldn't expect them to attempt that throw in sparring before they've learned to properly break structure in a few different entries, so when I'm sparring with them, I'll expect them to be able to perform the technique properly once they attempt it.For example, If my opponent's head lock is not strong enough, I will not pretend that his head lock can crash my structure and make me to go down to the ground. If I do that, he may think that his head lock is strong enough and stop further developing. To me, that's not helping. That's hurting.
It depends on the situation, but in most situations, I'd say probably not, since I'd assume that's something another white belt might do. It might be a good idea to do it at a fractional effectiveness/efficiency, if that forces her to do better.In the following clip, the BB girl uses "墬(Zhui) - Sticking drop" to counter white belt girl's hip throw. Should the BB girl pretend that she doesn't know how to counter hip throw and allow her white belt opponent to throw her?