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 (), 27 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TomRosenberg, jessylin, play, Keith_G, LeroyCFischer
22937 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
jwwmantis 2
Beefcake 1
LeroyCFischer 1
futsaowingchun 1
Zombie Zero 1
December
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 31
New Topics
Freeing Hand-Wing Chun's last movements
by futsaowingchun
12/17/14 09:40 PM
2015 Master Yang Jwing-Ming Seminar
by jwwmantis
12/05/14 10:36 PM
The Beginners Guide To Stretching
by
12/27/06 11:43 AM
Your true goal
by
03/03/06 07:16 AM
Recent Posts
Freeing Hand-Wing Chun's last movements
by futsaowingchun
12/17/14 09:40 PM
Your true goal
by Beefcake
12/11/14 02:44 AM
The Beginners Guide To Stretching
by LeroyCFischer
12/04/14 02:07 AM
Forum Stats
22937 Members
36 Forums
35591 Topics
432526 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#165282 - 07/08/05 01:06 AM shadow boxing?
DINAMO788 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/07/05
Posts: 41
Loc: body in US, heart in USSR
i've been hearing the term shadow boxing a few times and i'm nott oo sure what it means. sounds liek juss doing like combinations or juss punchs/kicks by urself but i'm not exactly sure one what it is.

can someoen tell me what it is and why its useful


thx
_________________________
Ragnarok online great mmorpg, PM me for more details

Top
#165283 - 07/08/05 01:13 AM Re: shadow boxing? [Re: DINAMO788]
butterfly Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
Loc: Torrance, CA
Dinamo,

What you have stated is exactly right. However, the benefit depends upon what you are trying to do. Generally,
you would want to practice on keeping good technique, while improving muscle memory and movement. You are trying to visualize actually attacking and defending against an imaginary opponent.

Unlike kata, this is not prearranged movements, but very organic and can be focused on the use of a few or several techniques that you wish to get down or improve upon, before actually using them against a responsive and resisting opponent.

Shadow boxing can be as hard or as light as you like, aerobically speaking. But in all that you practice, you must keep proper form and try to evaluate the techniques that you are doing.

This, in my opinion, is one of the fundamental solo excercises that you can do to improve your performance.

-B

Top
#165284 - 07/08/05 01:19 AM Re: shadow boxing? [Re: butterfly]
DINAMO788 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/07/05
Posts: 41
Loc: body in US, heart in USSR
ok thx. i actually non voluntarily do it, but not seriously or properly, juss for fun i swing my arms around and mebbe throw in a kick or two


and wats kata exactly, is it like a form(by form i dont mean art but liek a set sequence of moves)?
_________________________
Ragnarok online great mmorpg, PM me for more details

Top
#165285 - 07/08/05 01:25 AM Re: shadow boxing? [Re: DINAMO788]
butterfly Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
Loc: Torrance, CA
Yes, kata is another name for forms (generic). In Korean styles this would be Poomse or Hyung. Meanings are the same, the movements and their various interpretations can be different from style to style.

-B

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, 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