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November 19 2010 at 12:59 AM
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Chad:_"and chambering a lot of times represents something else besides pulling the hand back to the waist"_

Me: Yes, and for me almost always. I dont use the reverse punch, and hand only goes to waist as an anchor for some specific movement, as in a pull-back capture- done as a grab, not a fist.

Chad:_"In basic form yes, but we don't spend a lot of time doing stuff in the air unless it is a form. We spend a lot of time pushing hands or playing sticking hands and learning how to manipulate principles to our benefit. in American Kenpo we break structure all the time depending on how the fight is going. We would be more apt to call it transition than breaking structure though and there is a lot that takes place internally that I am sure you are aware of."_

Me: Guess we can chalk that one up to the differences in the way systems teach. I am very concerned with achieving and maintaining structure in both kenpo and taiji. For example, in foot maneuvers I never use a cat in transition (AK) or post (taiji) or any C step variant. Heck, I dont even cat with most kicks. Very destructive to your base, as well as a waste of motion. Likewise, upper body structure is kept throughout all movements. Push hands, sticking hands, rolling- many names for the type drill, and many variations to work different concepts, but all depend on your having good, unified structure to be effective.

Im sure you get structural instruction somehow, maybe sort of an OJT type of a deal. But you do seem to have a little different approach to it in your school. Thats OK though, I myself have been told Im different


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