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what does it mean?

Postby fivedragons » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:23 am

You have to know why you are training and what you are training for. What does that movement do, and why am I doing it.
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Re: what does it mean?

Postby Bill Glasheen » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:05 pm

fivedragons wrote:What does that movement do, and why am I doing it.

Sometimes you're doing a movement because there is a literal interpretation - such as the knee thrust in Seisan.

Sometimes the movement isn't stand-alone, but rather a word in a complete sentence - such as the knee thrust in Seisan.

And sometimes you're just working on good mechanics and the flow of energy from one movement to the next - such as the knee thrust in Seisan.

For me, kata aren't storybooks; they're reference books. Sometimes sequences make sense, and sometimes you just want to stick a bunch of important techniques together so you can train them over and over a few thousand times and not get bored.

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Re: what does it mean?

Postby fivedragons » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:55 am

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