- Mar 28, 2018
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Speed is always important, but are there some styles which really focus on developing speed in strikes more than other styles do?
There are some styles that stress speed as part of their design: escrima & silat, American kenpo, and some Okinawan styles, come to mind. Economy of motion, timing, balance, muscle tension, and hand position in kumai/guard all affect speed. These factors involve relative speed - may not travel as fast, but get there soonest (which is what really counts.) Then there is raw speed - how fast the practitioner's weapon can travel thru space. Physical ability, reaction time and, I believe, one's mental/spiritual bearing contribute to this. So, style, raw and relative speed all combine into this question of speed. And, as always, it takes an instructor to pass these concepts on to their students.
You can't add muscle fibres at all? ,Your rather stuck with what God gave you, you can convert type two to type two A, , that's faster , slow twitch fibres or slow fast twitch , one of themIt's all about what type of muscle fiber you are building.
To build speed in striking it's about adding fast twitch muscle fiber.
I think the common confusion about adding muscle fibers is because the cells can actually add new myfibrils during hypertrophy. If that's what they refer to by "fibers", then they're right. If they mean "cells", I think you're correct.You can't add muscle fibres at all? ,Your rather stuck with what God gave you, you can convert type two to type two A, , that's faster , slow twitch fibres or slow fast twitch , one of them
But speed , as opposed to power , us more governed by the. Co ordination of nervous system Han which fibres your using,
well sort of, id postulate, thatgood technique is co coordination, an so to a large part are strength ( power) and speed. but of the three, allowing you trained them all, strength is the last to goSlow is smooth. Smooth is fast.
Not everyone can have speed, but nearly everyone can have good technique. Not everyone can have strength, but nearly everyone can have technique.
Good technique can beat speed and strength. It's great if you can have all three, but if you cant, focus on technique. Age and infirmity will take this from you last.
Gretzky is a great example. He wasn’t the fastest, strongest, and most purely physically gifted hockey player. He saw the game unfold and always put himself in the right place at the right time. That’s that vision I’m talking about.JR 137 describes an interesting phenomenon, which is a matter of eye>to>brain coordination, brain speed, and sometimes brain>to>body speed on the way back out. I know a martial artist like that, and he just functions on a different time frame, so to speak. He has trained a lot, but he has natural ability as well, as have most (or all) top athletes. I sparred with him, and when I threw a punch at him, he turned a little bit and slapped me across the head with a side kick before my punch got to him. I may as well have been fighting Superman.
Wayne Gretzky has that, which allowed him to figure out what was happening and what was going to happen before the other hockey players did.
yes it is a technique, but a cerebral one, its modeling the " world" and using that model to make predictions, its what we do all the time when driving, or should.advance driving course will focus very much on building that skill by doing a running commentary of what you see and what you predict may happen. " pedestrian staring at his phone, fairly good chance he will step out with out looking" etcThat 'vision' thing could be technique. It can be learned and practiced. The first thing I've noticed about those guys is they're not looking me in the eyes...
Much of it is likely an unconscious pattern recognition, paired with an unusual level of trust in that process’s result.That 'vision' thing could be technique. It can be learned and practiced. The first thing I've noticed about those guys is they're not looking me in the eyes...
Much of it is likely an unconscious pattern recognition, paired with an unusual level of trust in that process’s result.