Dana Sheets wrote:I disagree that things that take a long time to learn how to use should be discarded from training.
Tony wrote:And people would wonder why I was such a fat ass! It's because my training time was being bogged down with stupid stuff that doesn't work!
Bill Glasheen wrote:If you want to sweat and lose weight, Tony, join an aerobics class. Lift weights. Burn more calories than you eat. Take a taequondo class.
Uechi Ryu is about efficiency. Yes, over the years I had students who wanted me to make them sweat. I could always make them sweat.
Then we would practice fighting.
Bill Glasheen wrote:Uechi Ryu is about efficiency. Yes, over the years I had students who wanted me to make them sweat. I could always make them sweat.
Tony wrote:There are guys in new england that actually do KARATE with their Uechi Ryu. Gary Khoury for one.
Tony wrote:Then there is that group that trained with the Shotokan tournament guy.
Tony wrote:Then how come most Uechi people i've seen turn blue in the face and can't hardly survive a single 3-minute round of sparring, and LIGHT sparring at that???? So much for efficiency.
Originally posted by Dana
Many styles kick with straight toes. Uechi (as far as I know) is unique in that we pull the toes back to kick. Takes a long long time to be able to kick this way effectively especially under stress.
You know... People say this a lot. And for the life of me, I have no idea why they say it, other than the fact that it's fashionable to criticize something in martial arts by talking about reptilian brain physiology.
You want primal? Let's talk primal. From The grasp and other primitive reflexes , Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2003;74:558-560 © 2003
Bill Glasheen wrote:Come to camp this weekend, and take part in the first FireDragon fitness challenge.
* Max push-ups in a minute
* Max chin-ups in a minute
* Max sit-ups in a minute
* Max standing broad jump
* Max squats in a minute, followed by...
* A one-mile run.
Show Tony what you're REALLY made of - or not.
It has long been recognised that both these reflexes are present in newborn infants, disappear during normal development, and may reappear in disease states, suggesting that these responses are suppressed but not lost during maturation.
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