Glad to see you found a good school, Ogre.
Are you going to compete in Sanshou now?
ogrelee wrote:TB, I once felt that my forms were just dances (influenced young mind by the jkd school). And now that I understand the purpose, I'm kicking myself wracking my memory trying to rebuild forms I learned 20 years ago. I feel that I fell into a trap of ignorance that many jkd guys fell into, and essentially lost the very arts I was trying to master. Aftyer all, the techniques of every style are preserved in the forms. Without them, you have no catalog or style, just base science. Don't be fooled by that idea, it's wrong and will leave you with regrets.
LittleBrother wrote:Not trying to answer for ogrelee but, Bronco you have answered your own question with your post in the "Tiger/Crain Form" thread. If you watch the video you posted again, at the 3 min mark the narrator explains the importance of forms. It is the best way to pass on the knowledge of an art to future generations. To keep an art alive.
Yes, that's very true. I understand forms being trained as an artform and maintained fresh and sharp so as to pass on the art to another generation. However you do not need to train them even half as much as we do in modern KF schools today to accomplish that purpose.
What I am asking Ogre is if he thinks that forms will help you be a better fighter and if one is training exclusively for fighting should forms be a part of his regimen.
RadKi Combat wrote:Forms are the core of the art just as ice is the core of the ice Queen's heart. Without ice she would die and so it is with forms and kung fu and kata and karate and patterns and taekwondo and kata and judo. The best forms are freestyle chi gatherings, like rapid palm blocking generating a build up of ki. The horse stance is so called because you are the horse not because you are sitting as if riding one. Be the horse and much will be unlocked.
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