FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 56 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Shanktotheright, royal, bobgalle100011, agenonline, TooNice
22862 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
THEFOREVERMAN 3
Dobbersky 3
MattJ 2
royal 2
ergees 1
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
New Topics
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by Marcus Charles
03/24/14 04:39 PM
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Dobbersky
03/20/14 05:45 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
AKK kata question
by
09/04/05 01:27 PM
Recent Posts
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by THEFOREVERMAN
Yesterday at 08:22 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by THEFOREVERMAN
Yesterday at 08:20 AM
AKK kata question
by MattJ
04/04/14 05:45 PM
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Forum Stats
22862 Members
36 Forums
35546 Topics
432378 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#103958 - 04/23/04 01:43 PM Rules for USANKF
WADO Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 900
Loc: denver co usa
I have noticed that since the new USANKF rules came out tournaments seem to try to mold their rules to comply. I understand the USANKF is the officially recognised sanctioning body for the sport of Karate in the U.S. and they are members of the U.S. olympic comittee, but do you think their rules favor difficult techniques at the expense of more practical techniques and your students have been wanting to focus on the impractical for points over the practical. For example a perfect reverse punch is only one point no matter how good and a kick to the head is three points no matter hw impractical head kicking may actually be.

Top
#103959 - 04/25/04 07:48 PM Re: Rules for USANKF
medulanet Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 2142
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Although this is true I think the thinking is that head trauma ends fights more often than punching to the body. However, sweeping and following with a punch is also worth three points, which is very practical for the street. Instead of trying to score big with kicks to the head, I think you should train your students to score big with sweeping and striking a downed opponent with a strike. Wayne Otto is the best ever at this and he is one of the greatest point fighters ever. He is also one of the few who could probably handle himself in any fighting arena.

Top
#103960 - 04/26/04 11:01 AM Re: Rules for USANKF
WADO Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 900
Loc: denver co usa
Personally when I compete 70% of points come from kicks to the body, I grew up in a very tough neighborhood and although I do not brag about being in 20-30 real fights I have been forced into two fights that I consider to have been for my life in both cases I was able to escape with a single kick to the leg in one the ribs in the other. I think that a leg kick is more practical than a sweep in most situations. I remember the good old days where perfect technique on anything got a full point and anything less was a half point and three points won.

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, Supremor, tkd_high_green 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga