A GOOD TECHNIQUE WILL NEVER VIOLATE A PRINCIPLE
What is good form?
The proper joint alignment to produce successive muscle contractions to deliver maximum speed and power through the course of a technique.
Principle: a fundemental truth, law or doctrine.
Critical: applied to conditions to indicate a degree of intensity and significance.
Center: a point around which something revolves (axis), a place of concentrated activity of influence.
Balance and fluidity in a standing or moving position while maintaining a posture requiring no recovery time and a limitless amount of techniques.
Mechanics of Motion:
Mechanics: the analysis of the action of forces on matter or material systems.
Motion: a meaningful change in the position of the body or a part of the body.
Principles of Self-Defense:
1. Move to the outside.
2. Use speed, bodyweight (technique).
3. Create an involuntary reaction.
4. Control your opponent.
4 A's of Self-Defense:
Example Forward Punch: Hip becomes a support point vs. a pivot point with alignment of ankle, knee, hip and shoulder in a straight line. (Note: shoulders do not turn as much as hips)
Principles of a Low Block:
1. Head Snap: Field of vision.
2. Fold: Protection.
3. Come to Center: Balance.
4. Motion: Away from attack.
5. Body Weight: Power.
Principles: (Technique of moving to the outside)
1. Not meeting force with force.
2. Keeping yourself protected.
3. Away from attack and weapons.
Purpose of Hyungs (Forms):
White to Green Belt: Learn balance and body control.
Red Belt: Learn reaction to a technique, focus.
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