"Second Video looks an awful lot like Michael's..."
In what way? I saw only one similarity and that was the shoulder's being more square, which what I got from the video, is what Clark was teaching as he said stepping back into the forward bow. Nothing else in my opinion resembled any of my snapping twig videos.
Michael Miller, CKF
PS. When I do videos I like to do them at street speed where they look believable. To me, I see no validity in going slow in a video unless you are actually walking through something to teach it. It's got to look real for me to believe you can do damage. I should be able to look at you move and say, "Man I don't want hit by him." There are a lot of YouTube videos where people just do things that make me think, "That was so far from reality."
This video that Clark has with I believe is his son is fine. It just wasn't believable for me because Jack was going slowly and Clark didn't attack with more aggressiveness. To prove Clark's point, you are right Pete, that Clark needed to attack much more aggressively than he did. By looking at Clark's size I know he can put more mass behind that attack.
If you look at Jack when Clark pushes in the second video watch Jack's alignment. His posture was off because of the force Clark put into it, which put most of Jack's weight behind him, which if Clark would have continued pressing forward Jack would have been in trouble--especially if he was trying to continue with snapping twig.
Let's take that example of Jack's posture being off. It was because of the force behind Clark's push. That reason there is why in my video I stayed engaged. I have done the same thing that Jack did. I have caught myself doing it more than once. So I am certainly not criticizing either of them. If you stay more engaged when you step back, the odds of that happening to you are minimal. To stay engaged you need to have more weight forward.
The one thing I didn't like was the elbow at the end. In both videos it went to Clark's shoulder. I know Clark is a big boy, but I would like to see a better, more intense version.
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