What is the link to that?
I think gardawamtu is refering to the following:
Martial Arts Explorer http://martialarts.thepodcastnetwork.com
I searched the forums on the term podcast for the links above. There were more hits, but I didn't looks at many. Hope this helps.
Ummm. Hi folks. I'm one of the guys who produces Martial Arts Explorer. I hope I'm not breaking any rules posting on this topic ...
Speaking for our group, we decided on producing our own podcast because there was a derth of ma video podcasts. I spent a number of days on podcast after podcast and found some interview, history and the typical arguments regarding mma and tma and the like. No one seemed to be doing any meaningful form interpretation. Sooooo, we committed ourselves to the task.
How did you guys find out about Martial Arts Explorer? I'm curious ... in a marketing sense
I like alot the videos of Martial Explorer. Very detailed and complete.
Speaking of those video, I have a question. I went through some of those video and I liked them, but the last one (13) leaves me a little puzzled.
Doesn't cross the leg placing yourself on the side of the opponent leave out of balance? I am thinking with a Tai Chi mind where it is a "folding" Martial Art and when the wrist is blocked first thing is elbow. Holding the wrist in that position leaves room to the opponent to bend his elbow outwards and even if not a powerful hit can't still send you down because of the poor balance?
It might be that I did it wrong, but I tried with my wife and told her how to use the elbow and I ended up on my butt....but as I said it might be that I am doing something wrong (I had her also step out "kinda" behind me and that helped, step that in a fast situation tho I don't think it could happen).
Thanks Explore, yes your answer was very satisfing and yes I am doing the error you described. My feet in the cross stence are basically attached.
Sorry if it sounds I was questioning your movement, but this is a bad habbit I have. When I learn something new I always try to see the weak point of it so that I know what to expect in case it goes wrong (either a good opponent or more likely me doing it wrong). I think this way, at least IMO, you always avoid bad surprises.
I do the same with Tai Chi, when I learn a new form/application the first thing I do is working with my wife trying to find a way out of it.