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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat)
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 3h
Replying to @dr_pete @thetafferboy
But the same issue exists in many styles ... pressure points is one that drives me nuts (the chances of landing a strike on such a specific spot, at the right angle, in the middle of a punch up is unlikely). Such things are often taken out of context and mistaught/understood :(
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 3h
Replying to @dr_pete @thetafferboy
Yeah, the skill displays are great - but aren't meant for practical usage. Unfortunately, they tend to get a little too much attention. That said, I'm bias, as I'm not a fan of the "sport" styles/instruction.
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 3h
Replying to @dr_pete @thetafferboy
Some of the flashier kung fu moves have a similar issue, and capoeira too. "... can someone move a few of these tables and chairs out the way so I've got a run up ..." :D That said, I've seen similar for some Karate (Shotokan wanting a full 4' room for a lunge punch)
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
For example, rising block (age uke) - first move pulls them in via the head, second arm comes up and presses against the throat, or use it when grabbed to jolt elbow etc. But most clubs don't teach that side of blocks :(
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @RadioMS
ROFL
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
I've noticed that most instructors will teach a block as either a strike or a reception - few teach it as both (certain blocks work better as one, but most can be used both ways, depending on the incoming strike). Most of the "complicated" blocks work as chokes/holds too.
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
It's more to do with how traditional the club is, but certain systems tend to emphasise it more (GoJu, Wado, Shuri and Shotokan karate, and Shuri JuJitsu, White Crane and Southern Mantis Kung Fu too etc.). But different instructors may or may not teach it.
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
Is what a particularly martial art?
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @schachin
A friend signed me up years ago for a CV site. I still get the emails for giggles. They offer £25K for what is actually 3 distinct roles (front design, backend maintenance and SEO). These people have no clue what it is they are asking for :(
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 4h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
then follow with the strikes. Same goes with pads and mitts training - you have to train the blocks as well as the strikes, else you pick up bad habits (dropped guard, sluggish rises etc.).
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
Yes/No. Bag training, if done improperly, teaches some seriously bad habits, such as people tend to train out of blocking, and forget to move forward/backward etc. I was raised with it, and taught to use the blocks as strikes - so you had to move in and hit with the block first
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
(You also have to keep in mind that punch bags may not be a "standard" for that style etc. - so you have to transfer from one training tool to another :D)
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
What style, and from where? (The 2nd question is important for things like Karate (Japanese vs Okinawan etc.).
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @schachin
What? Next you'll be telling people that there's a difference between "frontend" and "backend", and that Javascript isn't the same thing as HTML, just cleverer. People shouldn't be writing the job description (nor deciding the salary) that don't have a clue.
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @RadioMS
Did you just drop a Hunger Games in there? :D
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @alattimore @dr_pete
(which resulted in the worst nose bleed I've ever had!)
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @alattimore @dr_pete
I don't think I've managed to upper-cut myself - but caught jaw with a nice cross more than a few times. The best one I've managed was sparing, starting to commit to a block, seeing my mistake, throwing the other arm up, bouncing off the first and sticking a finger up my nose.
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @dr_pete @thetafferboy
Mixing the arts is the only way to go - it fills in the holes that often occur due to translation, travel, adoption, ego etc. (it also gives you real MMA :D). Either a blend works, or it doesn't - but you have to try it to find out :D
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @thetafferboy @dr_pete
Any that use blocks should train that way :D Gives you some resistance training for sweeping/wiping blocks, and using them as strikes (which many are).
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Lyndon NA (Darth Autocrat) 5h
Replying to @dr_pete
... the body tends to remember and lock at the right points, and it's amazing how much more effective they are when you get the right positioning of joints etc.
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