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#103832 - 06/27/05 01:53 PM Re: Gymnastics in forms? [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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Registered: 06/26/05
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Loc: Michigan, USA
I myself am a gymnast, and when I first became interested in the martial arts, I immediately gravitated toward a more solid, grounded art. I love doing gymnastics, don't get me wrong, but simply because both gymnastics and MA require great physical conditioning, doesn't mean that the two are easily intertwined. I think some martial artists could benefit from some basic gymnastics training, such as with back handsprings, which cover a great deal of distance with minimal effort, and still leaves your opponent in your view, but flash kicks and roundoff double backs should be scored from 1-10, and shouldn't find their way into a MA tournament. and powercheerleading is nowhere near gymnastics, please don't insult my fav. sport.

#103833 - 07/16/05 12:11 AM Re: Gymnastics in forms? [Re: muaythaiguy]
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Gymnastics and MA can most certainly complement each other, but you're right, they don't automatically intertwine. The balance and coordination you gain from gymnastics does translate over very well though.

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