- Sep 26, 2012
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- Austin, Tx/Shell Beach, Ca
My questions are:The image you're showing is foundational technique training. It's a drill done together to build unity in the class, and to help teach you what to practice when you get home. Training solo forms in class is so you can learn what to practice at home, and get feedback for when you are at home.
The image does not prove that they do NOT do partner drills. The image only proves that they do solo forms.
This type of post is the exact type of response that is starting to become a pet peeve of mine in martial arts discussions. To judge a curriculum on a single photo or video of a technical demonstration.
1. Should you spend 100% of your group training time in partner drill?
2. Can you develop MA foundation and basic only through partner drill training?
For example, I don't teach form, but I teach a lot of partner drills. When students train partner drills without partner, they have solo drills. When they link solo drills, they have forms that they can train at home when partners are not available. I don't even teach MA stances. Students can learn the correct MA stances through the partner drill training.
IMO, this training method is more effective than the traditional MA training method.
partner drills -> solo drills -> forms
The advantage of this "partner drills base training method" is you understand exactly what you are doing when you train your solo form.