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    Default Snapping Twig

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48KnMGJ7fBA


    Ok,

    Here is a version of snapping twigs...let me know what ya'll think....

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    You were such a blur of action that it was hard to see what all you were doing. The film didn't seem to keep up.

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    It was fast.
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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    you could make it faster by makeing your movements smaller.. stance changes will help aid in this too.

    keep up the good work!!

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    I just learned this one last friday in class. Looks just like what I was just taught. Will be useful to have this posted for a reference. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    What has been your experience on this technique when you employ impact manipulation? Watching the kenpoist is only part of the equation, I find I must also see what physically happens to the attacker.

    Thanks for posting it.

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    A good uki is essential in Kenpo to get the feel of the technique. If they dont move correctly ... teach them to move for the technique or move them.

    Thanks for posting your videos.
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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    A good uki is essential in Kenpo to get the feel of the technique. If they dont move correctly ... teach them to move for the technique or move them.

    Thanks for posting your videos.


    Yes, I agree. It will take time, patience, and repitition to get the results that we want....

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    You were such a blur of action that it was hard to see what all you were doing. The film didn't seem to keep up.

    --Amy


    Hey Amy,

    There are so many ways to do this particular technique. In the above example, I am concentrating on making cirlces and controlling my opponent by taking his balance by snatching his arms down using marriage of gravity. NOTE: I am using both of my arms to do the following. In doing this, I can then follow up with multiple strikes to his face using the cirlce pattern once again. Ultimately, I feel like a meat grinder on this technique which suites me just fine.

    Again, we do this technique in many different ways, but this particular way is my favorite for now and gives me the results that I want as well.

    Hope all is doing well with your school and look forward to your new posts when they come....


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    Quote Originally Posted by blfycdq View Post
    A good uki is essential in Kenpo to get the feel of the technique. If they dont move correctly ... teach them to move for the technique or move them.

    Thanks for posting your videos.


    Yes, I agree. It will take time, patience, and repitition to get the results that we want....

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    You have good speed, but I couldn't see what was going on because you could have been more precise.
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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    Good hand flow. Lower body is MIA. Carl....please...hit the guy! LOL.
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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    A motto we use without end:

    "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast. Speed is a result of accuracy."

    But, accuracy includes proper contact manipulation, not just hitting "at" the right targets. IMHO, some of those motions will have to slow down to create the proper manipulation of the skeleton.

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    Quote Originally Posted by bujuts View Post
    A motto we use without end:

    "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast. Speed is a result of accuracy."

    But, accuracy includes proper contact manipulation, not just hitting "at" the right targets. IMHO, some of those motions will have to slow down to create the proper manipulation of the skeleton.

    Cheers,

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    100% agree ... if they don't move you have to move them.
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    Question Re: Snapping Twig

    I was originally taught this tek with a spinning back kick at the end. Anyone else have that ending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook View Post
    you could have been more precise.
    I concur with Jamie.
    It was good overall, and I applaud you for putting yourself out there for the world to see and even inviting criticism!!!
    so: Here's some constructive criticism.

    1st: I liked the energy of your motion. A very important ingredient.

    2nd: Working at a fast rate is wonderful, but if you're going to use it to get others (us) to analyze and obtain criticism... Enunciate your motion more. I'm not saying move slowly, but enough so that we can interpret what's going on. The only thing I know for certain is that you moved his arm off of you.
    Stance changes could be better. The HIPS really play an important role (when don't they?) ...and I'd like to see more hip motion with this tech. Without that, you're simply fluttering your hands rapidly.

    3rd: Another feature of "enunciation" is inflection, where you place an emphasis. The power and speed of your execution never changed from start to finish. There's more to the use of speed than merely moving swiftly, there's also the effects you get from speeding up and slowing down. You opened up promptly, as the tech requires (CAN'T tell due to the angle and the fluttery hands bit, but I question whether the hand was pinned before the break) ...but once you got to a certain speed, the momentum went flat and you maintained the same rate throughout. There needs to be modulation in the rate of acceleration and deceleration from one motion to the next. This brings out the proper timing of the technique.....which I think you'll agree is an important part of SD execution. Seldom should a flat rate of motion connect any two distinct movements. (if ever)

    Here's a recomendation for your consideration:
    Take a look at the suggestions and criticism given, by everyone.... and work on it. Then....re-shoot the video.............and let us see it.
    That'd be a cool experiment!!!

    Keep up the good work man.

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    Great hand speed! The best way to teach a dummy how to react like a dummy is to hit him a few times. I clearly remember taking a "light" rear kick to the solar plexus without giving. I quickly found myself on my knees. Two years later, one of my students padded up so that I could work on some kicks. He was in the superman pose when the first roundhouse hit him across the chest...

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    Default Re: Snapping Twig

    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca View Post
    Great hand speed!
    Just a quick technical note:

    Not to take away from anybody posting videos on Youtube.com, but you can NOT judge speed by watching those videos. The way the technology works when you upload a video to Youtube.com, or other like services, is the video gets converted to an Adobe Flash type animation. As a consequence of this conversion, resolution gets reduced and frames get striped out, so therefor there would be less frames per second. This will make any moving object appear to move faster because it will "jump" from one frame to the next...

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