I mean it. Step outside your own training and try to analyze it. John Vesia did, in a most excellent way, for his style, Isshinryu Karate. An excerpt.
The following is a short list of some of the stock selling points of Isshinryu:
- Techniques adhere to natural body movements.
- Vertical punches are favored over rotating or "corkscrew" punches as the former are considered to be stronger, faster and more injurious to the receiver.
- Strikes are almost always delivered in a snapping (as opposed to a thrusting or pushing) fashion for the same reasons as above.
These are the major features and realize - especially if the reader is an Isshinryu person - this list is hardly exhaustive.
It’s a great post! Read the rest here. I will follow up by posting the characteristics of the TDA Training style of training.