The Bronze Dago wrote:If I emphasis punching and neglect kicking, guess what I have? boxing. The whole concept of "style" is inhibiting because there is so much out there.
Rick Wilson wrote:Certainly not my intent, Tony. No idea how you came to that conclusion.
Tony I believe God created thumbs so could stick em in master wantabes eye sockets. From there we get to explore the depth of Uechi. Like making a fist and going for a walk or discovering why we might execute a turn. I mean why the hell did God create opposable thumbs if he didn’t want me to bury them in some punks eye up too the second knuckle. God knows how to have a good time man!If only God would send unto me a "Great Uechi Master" to check my thumbs
Every time I hear the phrase “ Take it like a man”, I envision Bubba raping a cell mate. That’s kind of how I feel about some master dweeb teeing off on my belly for free. I like the way Rick works better. He soft tests and the belly striking happens in conditioning drills, that means anyone dropping a shot on your guts is getting one back. It tends to elimate the beatings any master wantabees may wish to dish out.and punch my stomach (while I stand there in a silly stance and take it like a man)
I think the depth in sword jumping is the blade deeply embedded in the body. Why the _______(choose your favorite non approved profanity) are people training to survive a sword attack. How many Americans were cut down by swords last year?Then I could "jump the sword" with mystical powers and depth
Solo training is a tough road to follow. But In my opinion it is when you find a lot of answers. No high muckie muck spoon feeding you answers, your forced to find a few of your own. In many cases your high muckie muck is just regurgitating what he has been told and has not discovered.I've been doing Uechi since 1983 and yeah, most of it was solo.
This is a profound statement in my book. I see many in Uechi practicing the movement to snatch punches out of the air. So they can throw their own long distance stepping punch. I hate to say it but that ain’t my Uechi. Always wanted to say that.I think the heart of taking Uechi father lies in the use of the Wauke (and deep study of body mechanics and more – to come). It is the most prominent movement in our Kata and yet it has been relegated to a mere “block.” This is not a bad place to start because it teaches good hand and arm coordination for the move but the Wauke is the most versatile move in the system.
The Bronze Dago wrote:they knock some kid into a wall while he's holding a phonebook on his chest, but he can't do schit in a random drill, why is that?
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