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#103611 - 08/13/00 12:44 PM One priciple or concept
Chris Caile Offline

Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 32
Loc: Riverdale, NY, USA
If you were to teach just one princple, concept, or strategy to another karate student on how to improve their freefighting what would it be?

#103612 - 08/30/00 12:20 AM Re: One priciple or concept
Brent Easton Offline

Registered: 08/30/00
Posts: 8
Loc: St. Clair, MI
Angles of defense and attack.

#103613 - 08/31/00 05:46 PM Re: One priciple or concept
KenpoKev Offline

Registered: 08/25/00
Posts: 16
Loc: Genoa, Nevada, USA
Assuming a moderate level of skill:
If you are tense or stiff, you can not move in a fluid manner, you also greatly reduce your potential for speed, directional changes and reactions from your opponents positions.

I'm also very much in support of Brent's assertion: Angles!

#103614 - 06/30/01 10:03 PM Re: One priciple or concept
omegapoint Offline

Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 150
Change-body (or Tai Sabake). Greatly overlooked in many modern Japanese styles.

#103615 - 07/10/01 01:29 AM Re: One priciple or concept
Paul T Offline

Registered: 06/25/01
Posts: 38
Loc: USA
Combinations, and the ability to use
them adaptively to the situation.

#103616 - 07/10/01 08:29 AM Re: One priciple or concept
MrVigerous Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 2498
Loc: UK
Learning to read your opponent and to be open and receptive to the subtle "telegraphing" that the body gives you of an impending movement.

#103617 - 08/16/01 05:04 PM Re: One priciple or concept
angel ct Offline

Registered: 08/16/01
Posts: 4
Loc: South Africa
Timing. In free fighting timing is very important. It is to your advantage to surprise or to get your opponent off guard.
So it would be good to attack an opponent just before, during or immediately after they strike.

#103618 - 08/25/01 12:30 AM Re: One priciple or concept
Ken Bright Offline

Registered: 08/25/01
Posts: 4
Loc: Wellston,Ohio
Well one strategy or concept would be knowing knowing the best time to attack their opponent. I believe that there are four times that are best for your attack to take place, anticipation of an attack from your opponent, the beginning of their attack, during their attack and immediately after their attack. During these times your opponent is off balance and has already committed himself to movement...More later...Take care...Ken Bright

#103619 - 08/29/01 12:29 AM Re: One priciple or concept
Kuromatsu Offline

Registered: 08/14/01
Posts: 42
To have an indomitable spirit.

Kind regards,

#103620 - 08/29/01 01:36 AM Re: One priciple or concept
GBH_Ninja Offline

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 6
Loc: Parkland,WA, USA
Understanding the ranges of yourself and that of the opponent. Tough stuff, there are so many considerations one needs to be come successful in this arena.

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