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#299242 - 11/04/06 11:28 PM A Number of Questions
MastaFighta Offline
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1. What are good exercises for increasing/sharpening your reflexes and reaction time?

2. What are good exercises for easing the shifting of your body weight?

3. What are good exercises for increasing your coordination?

4. Are there any kind of exercises that strengthen your joints?

5. Does anyone have a link to a site that explains how to walk/jog/run properly? Preferably one with a lot of detail and/or pictures/videos.

6. What are good stretching techniques for your wrists?

7. When moving in sports or Martial Arts, are you supposed to not let your feet overlap each other when taking a step?

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#299243 - 11/10/06 08:45 PM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
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Anyone?

I apologize for double-posting. I just want to know what people know regarding answers to my questions. I know I can look these questions up, but I feel that no site can compare to what you can learn on these forums.

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#299244 - 11/12/06 02:29 AM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
Chen Zen Offline
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Thats a lot of questions for one post. Why not try to seperate them into individual threads? Then you could add your thoughts to each subject as well. Some good questions there.
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#299245 - 11/12/06 11:58 AM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
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I don't know your rank and that makes a big difference in how to answer your post. I shall answer as if you are beginner to mid color belt rank. If this is not appropriate for you, maybe it is right for another reader.

To quicken reaction reflex time, take your school drills, kumite, self defense drills and practice them slowly and correctly until you want to throw up. You will be building proprioception (muscle memory). If you work slowly, you will be doing the exercises correctly. It isn't a matter of practice makes perfect, it is a matter of perfect practice makes perfect. There is some kind of logic and skill building for your school drills. Work them and they will work for you.

For easing the shifting of your body weight, work kata slowly. Work flow drills. Use a hoola hoop. Do exercises to strengthen and stretch your core muscles of the torso.

For stretching wrist, I like to take a club or bo and hold it in the stretching hand. I move the hand through its ranges of motion and then apply pressure on the bo or club with the other hand to add a little pressure. You could also use the basic wrist locks with a parter, the kotegash, nikyu, sankyu, forward wrist press, and with a partner, each person holds the lock at the set point for a minute and then switch hands and sides.
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#299246 - 11/12/06 01:52 PM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: underdog]
MastaFighta Offline
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Quote:

I don't know your rank and that makes a big difference in how to answer your post. I shall answer as if you are beginner to mid color belt rank. If this is not appropriate for you, maybe it is right for another reader.

To quicken reaction reflex time, take your school drills, kumite, self defense drills and practice them slowly and correctly until you want to throw up. You will be building proprioception (muscle memory). If you work slowly, you will be doing the exercises correctly. It isn't a matter of practice makes perfect, it is a matter of perfect practice makes perfect. There is some kind of logic and skill building for your school drills. Work them and they will work for you.

For easing the shifting of your body weight, work kata slowly. Work flow drills. Use a hoola hoop. Do exercises to strengthen and stretch your core muscles of the torso.

For stretching wrist, I like to take a club or bo and hold it in the stretching hand. I move the hand through its ranges of motion and then apply pressure on the bo or club with the other hand to add a little pressure. You could also use the basic wrist locks with a parter, the kotegash, nikyu, sankyu, forward wrist press, and with a partner, each person holds the lock at the set point for a minute and then switch hands and sides.



I was a Black-Blue belt in Taekwondo, a rank below Black Belt.

We don't have self-defense drills, nor did we practice kumite unless you are refering to sparring. If you are refering to sparring, then there's nothing I can do in that area since I no longer attend the school nor are they around anymore.

Over six years since I left the Taekwondo school is bad for the memory as I do not remember any of the katas/forms.

What are flow drills?

What does a hoola hoop have to do with easing your bodies weight when sifting? By shifting, I mean moving around and having to change directions suddenly with ease.

I appreciate the replies.

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#299247 - 11/12/06 02:59 PM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
vegantkd Offline
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If you don't remember patterns make them up. It will still have the same effect for your balance and whatnot. If you were that close to black belt, you probably have the basic idea behind patterns so it shouldn't be hard to make some up for the sake of exercise.

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#299248 - 11/13/06 04:22 AM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
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1. Pair off with a partner with both fists at nose level. Put your hands down. Now punch at his nose with one hand, then the other and mix it up. The defender moves his head left, right or back.

2. Not so much a drill as a way of thinking. LEAD WITH YOUR BELT. Look at your technique. Do you move in a direction head first? Now try it feet first. Looks a bit like a cartoon character. Now move belt first. The head and feet go right along. This keeps your weight over your feet.


Edited by Jeff_G (11/13/06 04:24 AM)

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#299249 - 11/13/06 06:41 PM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: MastaFighta]
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Masta

Have you considered starting training elsewhere?

You seem to have a lot of good questions that are very tough to explain on-line.

Since your so interested in training----maybe you should look for a new place to go and get you questions answered first hand.

Just a thought.
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#299250 - 11/23/06 06:30 PM Re: A Number of Questions [Re: cxt]
Malachi Offline
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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 51
Loc: Seattle, Washington
masta, IM going to agree with cxt in this circumstance (btw I answered your other post before I got to this one lol)

I think that every one of your qestions are wonderful and show a true desire to dig below the surface to the critical details of what you are doing. However, most of the questions you have shoudl be easily answered if you find a good school and are able to get yourself back into your own training. the details we can provide you (though we do our darndest) do not do justice to what you need and deserve. Look around at the schools in your area, try them out and find one that suits you, and dive into it !

Malachi

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