Discussion in 'Other Styles' started by chrischris, Jun 21, 2005.
what do your lessons consist of?
and what do you wish you did more/less of?
Our lessons consist of a warm-up of exercises, kicks, and combinations. Then we will usually break off into groups and work on what is on the scedule for that day. Forms, for example. It really depends, but I'd say I'm pretty happy with how well they diversify their lessons in my school.
Lessons at the club I go to consist of
Other stuff (self defense techniques, one steps)
Sometimes there's other drills too, they mix it up. 2 hr classes.
Wish there was more groundwork. I took a little BJJ (hopefully get to do more next semester) and various members have wrestled so sometimes in sparring after takedown, we can grapple. But theres no formal training on it and we don't spar with grappling (stop after takedown) that much so its hard to practice sparring with all ranges.
Warm ups: Jogging/skipping then stretches
Basics: Punches, kicks, combo's
More Bag work
Misc: New combo's, etc etc
How it went at the dojang on average
hand strikes/blocks/kicks then combos
more intense kicking including combos
based on scheldule either forms,sparring or self defense for remainder of class
How I practice today
warm up/chi gong/santi
hand strikes blocks(tkd)/5 fists xingyi/ all standing(horse)
hand strikes blocks(tkd)/5 fists with foot work(xing yi,similair to back stance in tkd.Diamond stepping patterns with blocks,strikes and fists
combinations(tkd and xy) with footwork
forms white through black(1st dan) tkd/forms creative and destructive fists xingyi
end with static stretchs
Warp up then stretching folowed by the basic techniques are a given in practually all class (although sometimes we might by pass basic techniques to go straight onto somthing else, but rarely)
After that its either pads/one step sparring/kick combos/forms/sparring etc. We dont do them all in each lession.
Today for example we did warm up / basic techniques / forms / step sparring / pads / kick techniques.
It seems our classes are all pretty similar
Warm up and stretching, sometimes we do a cardio kickboxing style warm up(good fun).
Basics in the line, kick combos, hand combos
Pad work, focus mit drills, kickshields etc
Partner drills, sparring or self defence teqs
Classes vary sometimes we just spar or work on conditioning or pad drills for the whole class.
is tehre anything youd like to do more of? id like more sparring, pad work, id like to do takedowns/grappling and two on one sparring, that could be fun lol
oh yeah multiple opponent sparring - we do that. 1v2, 1v3, 4, 5... whole class (nuts...impossible to defend everything)
"Impossible"? I wouldn't say that. Extremely difficult possibly, but never impossible. 1 man vs. 100 at the same time may seem impossible, but it's not. There's a chance the 1 can win.
'CAN' being keyword. if i went into a nursery and started bashing 5 year olds i might win. the guy who beats 100 must be extremely gifted and talented, and the others blinfolded or summin.
i seriously dont think anyone could do that
We do multiple opponent sparring, its a grading requirement for dans and high gups. Some times we do a bit of blindfold sparring as it helps with awareness etc.
Id like to see more weapons sparring at my school, we practice forms quite a bit but dont get to spar with them very often. Of course a bit of ground and clinch work cant hurt either.
13 Basic Movements in line
Kicking/punching combos in line
Forms(70% of the time, 30% replaced by bag-work)
Sparring (sometimes multiple opponents)
I would like to see even more sparring, although we usually do two 1.5 minute fights per person.
I would like to see less of the combos, because I am having a real hard time performing correctly when kicking in mid-air, and it is really depressing Combos, I think, should be done againstmoving people with body shields, which we have done, but rarely.
I would like to see some more defense techniques against knive, but that is reserved for higher belts.
I would hate to see anything that involves weapons training, such as nunchaks etc, because I found those really pointless and stupid.
id liek to do that
It's not pointless if they're common. For example stick fighting or knife usage. Those two items are easily found on the street and are more practical than a three section staff, for example.
The thing about weapons training is, its fun. You can debate how practical that kind of training is but the bottom line is its great fun to do.
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