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#435477 - 09/24/12 08:13 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: iaibear]
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I could narrow this down to just the 8 directions of kuzushi. I get the impression that much of Judo boils down to just moving in these 8 directions.

If I had no experience with any martial art, it would probably be a lead hand jab from the fence. This is a really tough question...
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#435479 - 09/25/12 06:50 AM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Morris
agreed it's a silly question especially if someone reading it has the goal of becoming the 'complete MAist'... but I disagree that it's 'wrong'.

everyone has their own goals for training (or not training for that matter). If the goal is to be able to hit harder, then concentrating on technique(s) towards that end is not wrong.

if someone has a balance issue for instance, concentrating on improving that exclusively for a period of time may be the step towards a longer term training goal.

Is it more 'correct' to maintain a uniform curriculum vs diving deep in a much smaller set of techniques that are tailored for personal goals?




Martial arts and techniques are not ''seperate'' they are ''connected''

Per example... Your balance affects everything. As does your flexibility.

From there on it's muscle mass & speed

And from there on it gets down to the differences in techniques you may focus your training on kicks for awhile improving your balance and midsection strength and then going back to punches you might discover your physical ability there has improved as well.

But as to the question itself my answer simply is ''my favorite technique'' simply because it would have to be something I enjoy practicing and have a ''talent for''

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#435480 - 09/25/12 09:01 AM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Blast from the past!

One technique? Crap...running.

Originally Posted By: Ed_Morris
you've all heard of the idea behind the book "Five years, one kata". ref: http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=443

What if that were taken to the more extreme of five years, one technique ?

which technique would it be and why? (if you were to choose to train one technique exclusively for whatever reason).

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#435481 - 09/25/12 10:04 AM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: harlan]
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I agree: running is the one technique with applications across the board.
It builds and preserves strength and endurance.

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#435487 - 10/02/12 02:54 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: iaibear]
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Not sure what you mean?
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#435491 - 10/02/12 05:19 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: iaibear]
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Hello iaibear

<<in my blown right knee. Not much other choice left.

Uggggggggggggggggggh, a pun there!!!

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#435492 - 10/02/12 05:21 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: Shonuff]
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Hello Shonuff:

Iaibear will speak for himself, however I think he was suggesting RUNNING as a critical and fundamental technique, which should be practiced...

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#435493 - 10/02/12 05:24 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: iaibear]
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Running prevents being bruised, broken and battered into a fine bloody mess too. Am a fan, even though I am unable...

Jeff

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#435494 - 10/02/12 05:31 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Ancient thread, fun topic...

<<which technique would it be and why? (if you were to choose to train one technique exclusively for whatever reason).

Palm heel, a fun technique.

Usable in any quadrant. All kinds of situations and still appear to be non aggressive using it. Surprise whistle

Jeff

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#435496 - 10/03/12 12:20 PM Re: 5 years, 1 technique? [Re: Ronin1966]
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As a Martial Art technique, I have often considered running to be nike-do.

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