just had a very good chat with nate. here’s part of it —
Nate:and ill check the vids
i wanna see your test
Nate: and tell you EVERYTHING YOU DID WRONG!
6:04 PM me: all the same, if you’ve any comments about how my style differs from yours, i’d like to hear them. :P last time you did it was over a year ago.
6:05 PM Nate: yah sure ill tell you whats different
all styles different
but there is no bad style
i take that back
there are those american dojos
6:06 PM run by guys who trained for two years
at their gym
and set up a dojo
those are bad styles
well not always
me: two videos are up
6:07 PM and yeah, usually. can’t you look up their belt number depending on what style they claim to be?
6:08 PM me: nvm
6:09 PM Nate: you know if i said nice hips to most people theyd think i was hitting on them
Nate: but im glad you guys use hips
me: heck, yeah, we get told off by the older guys.
Nate: many dojos dont
me: if we don’t use em, i mean
Nate: i mean, old styles never used to use them
6:10 PM but I dont see how youd make power without them
youd hurt yourself badly
6:11 PM me: that’s what i don’t get about tae kwan do
they don’t use their hips do they?
Nate: no idea
never studied tae kwan do
but that would be painful
6:12 PM me: they go for the speed. but i don’t get where their power would come from if they don’t use their hips
Nate: but hips are way fast
oh man its all about hand speed combined with hips for power
6:13 PM me: oh, i know, i know, GM pak has a whole page devoted to how using the hips increases speed, but all i know is, in tae kwan do, when they do a combination like low block, reverse punch, high block, they just twist their shoulders, they don’t turn their hips at all, i don’t get it.
6:14 PM Nate: shoulders?
why why why
me: no idea
6:15 PM :P my instructor calls tae kwan do the lazy way.
Nate: haha i could see that
6:16 PM Nate: you guys dont emphasize extending punches do you?
me: extending how?
i’m not sure i know what you mean
Nate: like punching for distance
and fully completing your punch before moving on
im just looking at your punches
6:17 PM and the person standing next to you
and you dont seem to drive your punches
the look more like glancing blows
tho it could just be the vid
me: it probably isn’t
i suppose we ought to take double care in testing
but it turns out we honestly do better in class
normally we’d be reprimanded for that
6:18 PM result of fatigue.
Nate: oh i understand
black belt test is tough
6:19 PM me: and it was a hot day and the doors were open cuz they don’t have AC, just fans. (not to make excuses, just explaining the situation as it was.)
Nate: i gtg
ill cya later