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#163464 - 02/12/06 06:11 PM Re: How to build footwork [Re: goro]
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i do fencing for my foot work as well as skipping, jogging, and yes stepping while always constantly trying to be light and loose.
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#163465 - 06/14/06 02:28 PM Wall Mirror [Re: wonphi]
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Supplemental exercises like jumping rope are great for developing the correct movements for footwork.
However, it is important to note the jump rope is not actual footwork in itself. Good JKD footwork does not use the method of hopping up and down like you would while jumping rope. I've seen a lot of JKD practitioners who revert to hopping up and down while sparring since they used the rope so much during training.

One of the best solo training tools you can have is a wall mirror. The instructor will (or should) show you the proper positions and how to do each step. To improve the quality of the footwork, work on standing in the fighting position in front of the mirror and then move your center of gravity around. Use your hands momentarily to feel the position of your legs while the center shifts. Practice the steps for around 30 minutes at a time slowly, at no more than 50% speed. This will instill a proper feel and integration of the moves. The mirror will insure you have the foot positioning correct. After a while you will develop a better sense of balance while in motion. That is the main key of a foundation for footwork.
Other drilling, unfortunately, needs to be done with a training partner.
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