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#222222 - 01/12/06 08:04 PM TKD traditional training methods
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Hey guys I just thought of a traditional training method that really annoyed me. I didn't mind so much practicing forms. But practicing individual form techniques durring line drills was terrible. ex: Moving forward and backwards in a front forward stance while punching. Man I really hated this. I'm sure it helped conditioned my thighs, but other than that I felt there were better ways we could be training. Different methods.
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#222223 - 01/13/06 09:59 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: TeK9]
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line work is fine for kids! and does give you the chance to repeat movements in isolation. but partner work is much better for you!

you can learn targeting (instead of fighting that imaginary person infront of you, cause my knees are in biz over fighting him!!) on a real person.

it has to be practical partner work though. as step-sparring can be a off the mark when it comes to real application and often does not reflect the pattern taught at that level. mostly it's made into an overly complicated add on to training.

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#222224 - 01/14/06 03:13 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: Paulol]
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Yea I had issues with the traditional front stance, I mean what was the point, if I ever have to fight someone my stance wont be nearly has low. If I am to defend myself in self defense sure, but in a fight I would never get that low.
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#222225 - 01/14/06 09:04 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: TeK9]
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i find it usefull for getting good technique.also combinations of techniques .repetition repetition repetition.building muscle memory.getting power etc.the full body movement that will be abbreviated when you have to do it for real.
i find myself automatilcaly chambering my punch for example..where a jab works as an abbreviated chamber for a full power punch even in a gaurd up fighting stance.to get more power and getting my hips into it etc etc.from things like line work and repetative work.
its good for the overlooked hand work in TKD like combining open hand and knife handstrikes and forearms and elbows etc.
i see it bit like shadow boxing where your realy realy getting the technique down.with a fine comb.then if i come out of the full stances to a more realistic fighting stance im getting closer to realism still though applying as much as i can of the full technique in less time,using muscle memory.
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#222226 - 01/14/06 09:31 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: matxtx]
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also i beleive doing the blocks in there fullness in linework or sitting stance is better than against an opponent early on so you can get the technique.or else you wont be able to understand the parry's, locks and takedowns that are in them.or it will be harder at least.
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#222227 - 01/14/06 11:50 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: matxtx]
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Quote:


i find it usefull for getting good technique.also combinations of techniques .repetition repetition repetition.building muscle memory.getting power etc.the full body movement that will be abbreviated when you have to do it for real.
i find myself automatilcaly chambering my punch for example..where a jab works as an abbreviated chamber for a full power punch even in a gaurd up fighting stance.to get more power and getting my hips into it etc etc.from things like line work and repetative work.
its good for the overlooked hand work in TKD like combining open hand and knife handstrikes and forearms and elbows etc.
i see it bit like shadow boxing where your realy realy getting the technique down.with a fine comb.then if i come out of the full stances to a more realistic fighting stance im getting closer to realism still though applying as much as i can of the full technique in less time,using muscle memory.




I agree. It may not be that realistic, but there is nothing better for getting good strong technique. Just as with other training methods, it must be done with other types of training; but I still value it. I especially like practicing kicks with it, since it allows you to practice balance, technique and strength, all in one.

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#222228 - 01/14/06 12:00 PM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: Supremor]
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The thing to remember here is that one of the main aims of Eastern Martial arts was to better oneself.

In Iaido for instance, there is no freeplay, no room for individuals to do what they feel like.

Now to the untrained eye, this may seem pointless, and not very useful.

But the underlying philosophy behind this is that we, as human beings, can sometimes just do what we feel like, and not what we should. Iaido teaches that you must perfect yourself by doing things that you may not want to, but, are ultimately good for you. You learn to do what you should, not what you want.

So to is it the same in arts such as Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do. Perfection is a habit. Practice front stances, perfecting them as best you can with all effort, and you can learn that with equal effort all things in your life can also be perfected, because you do what you should, (what is good for you), not what you feel like (which is not good for you a lot of the time, e.g. sitting in front of the TV and eating chocolate because you feel like it.)

Hope this helps!


Edited by Prizewriter (01/14/06 12:01 PM)
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#222229 - 01/15/06 05:16 AM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: TeK9]
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Quote:

Yea I had issues with the traditional front stance, I mean what was the point, if I ever have to fight someone my stance wont be nearly has low. If I am to defend myself in self defense sure, but in a fight I would never get that low.


So is your self defence not about defending yourself in a fight??

Is the front stance you talk about a walking stance in ITF TKD??

When you realise that the traditional movements and stances have a solid base (as in the stance being strong in certain directions) then you will find better ways and reasons to use them in a fight!!

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#222230 - 01/15/06 02:59 PM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: Prizewriter]
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I liked your response, it gave me something to think about, although I am not sure I have the answeryet, I just thought you should know that your post was very well put. Hopefully, I can get back to you on it.
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#222231 - 01/15/06 03:05 PM Re: TKD traditional training methods [Re: Paulol]
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Hi

My brother and I often practice self defense and kick boxing sparring, when we practice traditional one/three step sparring we used to use deep forward stances, but hen we realize that in a real confrontation they would not be effective. We have found that the walking/upright fighting stances of modern/sports taekwondo are more effective, similr to a western boxing style stance. I suoppose we value mobility over sturdiness, however, we feel we maintain good balances with our fighting stance + mobility. If you notice now adays, many jujitsu schools no longer favor straditional deep stances, they now practice using shorter upright more mobile stances. Because this allows for greater speed. Have you ever seen Wally Jays "small circle jujitsu"
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