Wednesday, April 07, 2010

What are the characteristics of your style?

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.

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