FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
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.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 109 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Tobias, ghy326, brycespqr, tonydimattes, MOUDIP
23025 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
laf7773 1
cxt 1
jwwmantis 1
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
New Topics
Master Yang Jwing-Ming Indianapolis Seminar 2016
by jwwmantis
01/15/16 03:59 PM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
Recent Posts
Forum Stats
23025 Members
36 Forums
35634 Topics
432610 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#82840 - 04/25/03 08:53 AM Ballet for Martial Arts Footwork/Praying Mantis
Scholar Offline

Registered: 03/05/03
Posts: 472
Loc: Brockton
A Praying Mantis Master I know in discussion refered to the "Pirouette" and I'm curious how is that move in Ballet, in comparison to circular stepping in internal martial arts I researching?

#82841 - 07/18/03 10:18 PM Re: Ballet for Martial Arts Footwork/Praying Mantis
smittenkittenTKD Offline

Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 232
Loc: MI usa
i was in ballet for 8 years, and i dont know about circular stepping, but it sure helps with flexibility, forms, coordination!

course, i am natrually gracefull! [IMG][/IMG] hehe


#82842 - 11/09/03 12:13 PM Re: Ballet for Martial Arts Footwork/Praying Mantis
elleTKD Offline

Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 236
Loc: USA
I just quit ballet after 13 years because I had to start wearing toe shoes. Toe shoes eventually ruin your toes so terribly it makes walking, let alone a martial art, incredibly difficult.

But, ballet worked wonders with my footwork and flexibility. Even if you dont take ballet, i would strongly reccommend some of the stretches. Not only do they stretch, they actually add strength. Your leg muscels can become so developed just from stretches. They also work back muscles, which not a lot of traditional stretches do. I am one of the only people in my dojang able to do the scorpion kick or the reverse header. Several dance techniques strongly resemble internal arts. i dont know circular stepping, but a pirouette is a large leg extension either in the air on at a standstill.

#82843 - 05/28/04 10:26 AM Re: Ballet for Martial Arts Footwork/Praying Mantis

well, this post was a long time ago, but, if anyone is still interested, check out American Ballet Theater's online video dictionary of ballet terminology:

There you can watch a video clip of a ballet dancer doing a pirouette.


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, WhiteDragon11 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga