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#397715 - 05/28/08 04:48 PM Trapping (i need help)
NicoJM Offline

Registered: 05/03/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Roselle Park, NJ, USA
I actually do Jiu Jitsu but my shidan does teach us some trapping and knowing JKD does trapping i was hoping to learn more, could any1 direct me to a tutorial on more complex trapping.
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#397716 - 05/28/08 05:39 PM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: NicoJM]
JKogas Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 10818
Loc: North Carolina
Just an opinion here but, the more complex the trapping, the less functional it will be. Work your boxing more, because in fighting, the goal is to hit. Any trapping you do will come off of angles and superior hitting.


#397717 - 05/28/08 09:37 PM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: JKogas]
IExcalibui2 Offline

Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 961
Loc: New York City
whats "complex" trapping....and like John said, trapping shouldnt be too complex at all. Otherwise you'd be too busy trapping the guys hands and not hitting him. I don't know what kind of trapping you've learned but watching videos has always helped me pick up things (not to formally learn but at least get ideas).
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#397718 - 05/29/08 07:43 AM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: IExcalibui2]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Nico -

You don't need videos. You don't even need trapping, per se. You need practice learning sensitivity. Get a partner, and stand facing each other so your forearms are touching. Now have him move his arm, and you try to "stick to" it. Then vice versa, working both arms. Rinse and repeat for a few years. Here are some vids of similar training that I have done:
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#397719 - 05/29/08 06:34 PM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: MattJ]
NicoJM Offline

Registered: 05/03/08
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Loc: Roselle Park, NJ, USA
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#397720 - 06/06/08 04:16 PM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: NicoJM]
BruceLee94 Offline

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Lincoln, UK
I think that a lot of trapping in JKD is for energy training, in that if you feel somebody doing something, you react straight away.
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#397721 - 06/11/08 11:46 AM Re: Trapping (i need help) [Re: BruceLee94]
Semper_Fi Offline

Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 18
Loc: Arlington, VA
Well, I wouldn't so much call it energy training as I believe it to be more of sensitivity training as Matt said. It's good to know where your opponents hands are when you find yourself up close and personal.


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