martial art forms

Yes, forms.

The key to make forms work better for you is to have your mind in it.

That’s why shadow boxing works so well, we already think of it as a fight, when it comes to forms we only think of it as a choreography that we have to memorize.

You can make your forms work for you if you focus on completing the technique to it’s best most powerful version in “fight mode.” Your forms will do wonders for your training if you practice them with fighting intent, instead of just getting through it to the end.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I just found your blog. Your writing is super cute, I can't help but smile reading all your head canons :) May I request how the RFA+Saeran+V would react to MC being a black belt in martial arts?

Hi there! Thank you so much! :) Glad they make you smile. Hope you enjoy these! 


Zen:

  • You never really told him about your black belt
  • It came up when he got a role involving some martial arts moves
  • You corrected his form while he was practicing
  • He asked how you knew so much about it so you told him
  • He finds it kinda hot
  • He asks you to show him some moves so you can spar
  • It’s an excuse really
  • Being so close to you
  • Basically hugging?
  • Thats hawt
  • No holding you.
  • Or he won’t be able to contain the beast^™

Yoosung:

  • You notice him gaming a lot lately
  • You know it’s just because he’s been really stressed lately
  • You tell him to come to your martial arts class to relieve some stress
  • He agrees, but he’s kind of in awe that you’re a black belt
  • He’s really bad at fighting
  • But it’s really cute
  • You end up coaching him throughout the lesson
  • The next day you notice he’s trying to cover up the fact that he’s so sore
  • “Yoosung, can you get that cup for me.”
  • He makes strained sounds as he reaches for the glass a foot away from him
  • “You okay?”
  • “Yeah, yeah, MC….just stretching. Haha….”

Jaehee:

  • She has a black belt
  • You have a black belt
  • Sparring buddies!
  • You both like to destress from work by going outside and fighting
  • Honestly, it’s refreshing to fight someone at the same level
  • You teach each other new moves every once in awhile
  • Such fun times

Jumin:

  • He finds out when you come home one day sweaty and tired
  • He asks what you’ve been doing, and you explain about your martial arts
  • He is super impressed
  • You mention you wish you had a sparring buddy so you didn’t have to go out to train
  • The next day he shows up in a martial arts uniform ready to go
  • He got you matching ones--with a little cat pawprint on it
  • Only he didn’t realize you were a black belt
  • You tell him you’ll show him what you know
  • But he’s so scared of hurting you
  • “Okay, Jumin, kick me.”
  • “What? Are you sure? I don’t want to hurt you…”
  • “You’re not even touching me!”
  • He quits after a few days because he’s too scared you’ll get hurt somehow
  • But he’ll make you have any equipment or anything else you need

Seven:

  • He found out by accident
  • He was trying to scare you by popping out from behind a corner
  • He didn’t expect to be judo flipped
  • You realized it was him and started apologizing like crazy
  • After he caught his breath, he started laughing
  • “Can you do that again? That was fun!”
  • He had gotten rusty with his fighting skills since he left the agency
  • You decide to help him get into ship shape
  • Impromptu spars
  • You’ll be eating dinner, and you’ll call out a fight
  • He says he hates it, but he enjoys anything with you

Saeran:

  • While he was still recovering, he would have bursts of violence
  • You usually calmed him down when he got emotional
  • But when he grew especially violent (usually towards Saeyoung) you were easily able restrain him
  • You decided that martial arts might be a good way for him to vent
  • He’s skeptical because he’s scared he’ll hurt you accidentally
  • You convince him you can handle yourself
  • End up having weekly sparring sessions
  • Afterwards you’ll go out for something to eat
  • He enjoys these days the most

V:

  • When you said you wanted to stay in Rika’s old apartment, he wasn’t thrilled
  • “It might still be unsafe. We made a lot of enemies.”
  • You assure him that you’re capable of defending yourself
  • You tell him about your black belt
  • When his eyesight gets worse, you get worried about him traveling so much
  • You show him a few self defense moves to help him
  • He’s actually a quick learner and a good student
  • You start wondering if he’s making mistakes on purpose
  • Especially when you place his hands in the right position around your neck or on you waist
  • Steals a few kisses in between

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Master Jin Li-yan demonstrates the transition between a demonstrative form and an actual combat application.
In Bajiquan, many of the forms look…impractical. But this is because, in action, they are different to how they are perceived when demonstrated without an opponent. A raised arm might just look like a raised arm when, when put into practice, it is a brutal punch or drag-style take down.

This is why, today, so many people look down on some styles of martial arts. Because they don’t look like they have applicable use.
To the layman, they look either cartoony or far too simplistic to ever be adopted in a real-life fight situation. And yet, when you see what each move actually represents, it starts to make sense.

抬拦枪 or Spear of the Rising block

Unfortunately this was taken just BEFORE I got a large number of corrections that make this form even more awesome, but it’s not bad to see the process of improvement. You’ll mostly notice some missing postures or some stances facing the wrong direction. Also maybe not full extension of the arms, but otherwise a solid looking form.

anonymous asked:

What would the Batfamily's fighting styles be like?

  • Bruce - martial arts 
  • Alfred - whatever is nearby that he can hit the person with
  • Luke - mix of boxing and taekwondo 
  • Kate - savate-esque with ji jitsu mixed in
  • Babs - boxing style
  • Dick - capeoira 
  • Stephanie -  bojuka
  • Jason - systema
  • Cassandra - bacom
  • Tim - eskrima
  • Carrie - jeet kune do
  • Damian - aikido
  • Harper - vale tudo
  • Duke - muay thai
  • Terry - krav maga
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“Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs.”

- Donnie Yen

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This woman performed with our group on the road in various villages and cities in Xuwen, Guangdong, China. I don’t know the form or even the particular style of Tai Chi, I’m guessing it could be a standardized style. I had to put music over the audio because at that particular venue, the MC was shouting over the microphone to get the audience to applaud and support the performers which was really loud and annoying. Kudos to her for blocking the shouty guy out and focusing on her form.

The magic word in Karate

There are a lot of terms in martial arts. Principles, techniques, forms, etc. all have different names, kanji/katakana and meanings. I always translate the terms into comprehensible pieces of information for my students. And mostly, it’s not that hard to get the simple translations. But there is one term that I never translate:

Kime 決め


So let me have a go at explaining: Kime

It’s mostly plainly translated as ‘power’ or putting some ‘spice’ in your karate. Snappy movements, powerful blows.

Originally posted by karatechampion

But it’s more.

Kime is the moment in time when you transfer your energy to your technique. The essential point is to transfer your energy while your body is still in the moment of accelerating the technique. In other words, use kime before you are done with the movement.

When you hit the target, hit through the target. Not on it.
But it’s not just applying power or activating your muscles, it’s also the immediate relaxation that needs to follow a technique (nukeru, ぬける)

The completion of the technique and the ‘stop’ of it is to isolate the moment of energy transfer, to be prepared for whatever is next (ukimi).


But let’s not get into nukeru or ukimi yet, let’s focus on kime.

As you might have noticed, applying power and tension goes hand in hand with momentum and relaxation (ukimi).

Momentum

Another word to use instead of kime or power would be momentum. Momentum refers to the timing of when and how you transfer your energy.  It also refers to the amount of impact you can deliver and the duration of holding on to that impact. The more focused the momentum, the more effective it becomes while simultaneously the amount of energy needed to produce it, decreases.

So in other words: the better the momentum, the less energy you waste, the better the technique.

Originally posted by silveraces

O-waza

You know how beginners take those big steps when they do a basic punch? That’s low-level momentum. They try to connect their arms and feet to the rest of their bodies, making these awkward steps. 

Twisting the hips in a large movement is a natural start of your karate training, doing the techniques in a ‘big form’. Your use of kime and momentum is big and long. You work very hard, needing big movements to accelerate your hips and techniques. 

However, it makes your techniques awkwardslow, predictable and it will exhaust you in jiyu kumite (sparring) because everything you do takes so much time and energy. Which brings us to the next stage…

Ko-waza

A large movement should be made small to make your techniques more efficient. It’s the stage in your karate training where your momentum and kime start coming together. The hip twists become short and small, later it will become a contraction and a burst of your whole body. That’s where kime becomes really effective, and you can potentially knock-out anyone.

Originally posted by ihavetoburnthis

How to achieve ko-waza? Keep training. Repeat the movements and let them become a part of you, and then repeat them a million times more.

Conclusion

Kime
The moment in time that’s transferring energy into a technique; at the right moment, with the right amount of power and impact, with the immediate relaxation that follows.

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Angampora (Sinhala: අංගම්පොර, Tamil: அங்கம்போர) is a style of martial art native to Sri Lanka and is said to be over 30,000 years old. It is a physical and spiritual training of body and mind in the art form of defense combat, which was almost lost forever during the British Colonization of the Island.

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