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    Do you practice your forms isometrically? If you do what are the advantages and disadvantages to doing this?
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    Yeppers- there's many ways to practice forms.. and isometrically. .assuming you are correct in each foot maneuver and strike/block.. it burns it into muscle memory recall much better than just flying through the form full speed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    Do you practice your forms isometrically? If you do what are the advantages and disadvantages to doing this?

    First : Hoth!!!!! I love it!!! bwaa haa ha I always wanted a Tan-Tan of my very own...

    Second: yes *see Tess' answer*

    Third: cant think of ay disadvantages.
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    Hey, its "Taun-Taun" - get it right!
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    I have a bad habit of trying to go too fast through drills, so this helps me slow things down to do them correctly. So I think it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    Hey, its "Taun-Taun" - get it right!
    So sad... I love it.. then again some friends and I were playing SW trivia and one of the first questions was how many thrusters are on the escape pod in "a New Hope".. I poped arround the corner and said "Three" ... the game quickly ended..


    As for topic...

    I will actualy slow my forms down to like 1/8th speed or slower. not only does it help with muscle memory but it's a great workout. Ghaaa... some of those stances hurt so good!!! Wide kneel anyone?
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    I have outgeeked many a male SW geek. I had a former Assistant Manager who was I thought as big a geek as me...I blew him away with my knowledge. He thought I could go head to head with another SW friend of his in SW Trivial pursuit.



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    I love doing forms isometrically, the resistance is a great work out, and if you video tape yourself you can find holes in your motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    I have outgeeked many a male SW geek. I had a former Assistant Manager who was I thought as big a geek as me...I blew him away with my knowledge. He thought I could go head to head with another SW friend of his in SW Trivial pursuit.



    They're always surprised when a girl knows this tuff

    BAHH!!! girls that know that stuff is sexy!

    yeaa geeks!!!!

    forms.. I really need to get a video camera for just that reason
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    well, i dunno about sexy....but it seems either guys are blown away that a girl knows, or they flip out...because how dare a girl know... 9_9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    well, i dunno about sexy....but it seems either guys are blown away that a girl knows, or they flip out...because how dare a girl know... 9_9
    nope .. it's in teh 4th law of thermodynamics... geek girls kick arse... just look at Lori Petty in Tank girl. What more could you ask for.

    cept a video camera to tape my forms and clean them up... but other than that? Nothing I tell you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBunny
    nope .. it's in teh 4th law of thermodynamics... geek girls kick arse... just look at Lori Petty in Tank girl. What more could you ask for.

    cept a video camera to tape my forms and clean them up... but other than that? Nothing I tell you.
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    Stupid question, but my brain is currently shorting out:

    Isometric means to do is slowly with resistance?

    I went through forms 5 & 6 today very slowly, checking each stance and movement and I found that it's much harder to do it slower. I found some stance things I was doing in a funky way and a few angles that were off.

    In form six, when I did it slowly, I ended up perfectly where I had started, instead of 3 feet to the left, like before.

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    Try doing Finger sets 1 & 2 two isometrically and share your results
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    We practice kicks and punches isometrically also.. and the kicks when doing all 4 parts..can be killah .. especially when taken waaay slow and each move held...

    Finger set is a good one to work isometrically indeed.. Especially since many people tend to race through it and the torque and targeting becomes obscure by speed..
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    I like finger set 2 isometrically, and if you really want a bruning work out try stance set 2 isometrically.
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    I do everything slowly, all the time... I simply cannot move any faster-

    And I could not tell you which SW movie was titled "A New Hope" -

    Dang! I am trying to make contributions here but I am getting in my own way...

    I keep forgetting that Miju is a female- must be that avatar (?)

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    yeppers, that's how we teach stance set.. it ingrains all the moves so the student has no choice but to retain them
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    So nobody is going to answer my question?

    Is isometric just slow or slow with resistance?

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    Isometric is slow with muscular resistance.
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