Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 51

Thread: All you need is one simple technique

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Shell Beach, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,664
    Blog Entries
    16

    All you need is one simple technique

    Last edited by YouKnowWho; 11-19-2012 at 03:42 PM.
    http://johnswang.com

    More opinion -> more argument
    Less opinion -> less argument
    No opinion -> no argument

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    2,111
    One really good technique can get you by.

    But the time you run across the person that has mastered how to shut down that technique, you will be in trouble.

    Best to have a few in which you are expert.

    Then you can use strategy in addition to technique.

    The girl in the video won not so much because of her one technique. More so that she was more aggressive.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    2,111
    Brendan Lai sometimes would say, "Technique can be matched against technique, but nothing can match speed."

    One way of thinking of this is not in absolute speed, but in being faster than the opponent can adapt.

    Strategy is part of this.

  4. #4
    one of my students in Wombat Combat™

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBTPjhImt2A

    25th generation inner door disciple of Chen Style Practical Wombat Method
    Officially certified by Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch Abune Mathias
    grandmaster instructor of Wombat Combat™®LLC Practical Wombat Method. international academy retreat

  5. #5
    I think training a small set of high percentage techniques is most likely the best way to learn self defence quickly. That being said, if you want to step it up beyond simple street defence you need to diversify. If you know a smaller set of techniques, the odds are that it will be enough. But for those who want more security, it takes more.

    Sports are a bit different. But when you get higher up, you really need to put more into your bag. There are very few one trick ponies that last a long time on top.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by bawang View Post
    one of my students in Wombat Combat™

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBTPjhImt2A
    I see you finally trademarked your style, Leung Ting would be proud.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    22,250
    Its' not really about how many techniques you know, though having more than 1 is a good idea.
    It is about how much you have exposed your techniques to.
    If you have mastered 8 techniques and have exposed them to all manner of situations and environments vs the bets trained you can find, then you will be able to pull those techniques off against pretty much anything anyone can throw at you.
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    888
    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    Its' not really about how many techniques you know, though having more than 1 is a good idea.
    It is about how much you have exposed your techniques to.
    If you have mastered 8 techniques and have exposed them to all manner of situations and environments vs the bets trained you can find, then you will be able to pull those techniques off against pretty much anything anyone can throw at you.
    I like this concept ! 8 techniques is plenty enough put up against all plethera of situations.

    ginosifu

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by ginosifu View Post
    I like this concept ! 8 techniques is plenty enough put up against all plethera of situations.

    ginosifu
    Okay. We'll spar. You only get 8 techniques. I get unlimited and when I find those openings your 8 techniques don't defend against I get to hit you as much as I want

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    22,250
    I think you both kind of missed the point, LMAO !
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

  11. #11
    Define "a technique"?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Shell Beach, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,664
    Blog Entries
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn7 View Post
    Define "a technique"?
    To me, a technique is a tool in your toolbox such as roundhouse kick, upper cut, elbow lock, hip throw, ... I like to call it "finish move - something that you can use it to finish a fight".

    If you can master 8 good techniques such as:

    - jab,
    - cross,
    - hook,
    - upper cut,
    - front kick,
    - side kick,
    - round house kick,
    - flying knee,

    You are a very good striker.

    A simple technique is only the starting point. It's the root of a tree. There are many branches that can grow out of that tree. In order to master a single technique, you have to master a set of techinques.
    Last edited by YouKnowWho; 11-20-2012 at 01:20 PM.
    http://johnswang.com

    More opinion -> more argument
    Less opinion -> less argument
    No opinion -> no argument

  13. #13
    Cool. Just wanted to make sure we are on the same page. In the past I have heard different definitions.

    What about defence?

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Shell Beach, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,664
    Blog Entries
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn7 View Post
    What about defence?
    I don't play defence so I'll let others to define that term. Defence is bad. Just look at US and Iraq war.
    http://johnswang.com

    More opinion -> more argument
    Less opinion -> less argument
    No opinion -> no argument

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    22,250
    I've bounced with boxers that have handled themselves against pretty much anything and they now 4 techniques.
    It have never been a case of WHAT you know as much as the case of HOW WELL you can apply it.
    Look at MMA, where you get the broadest examples of technqiues ( since it covers striking and grappling) and you can count the principle techniques used on both hands.
    Looking at fight finishers:
    Strikes: hooks, overhands, elbows, knees and round house are the majority
    throws: hip, slams and trips/sweeps
    Subs: RNC, arm bar, leg lock

    The vast majority of fights end with some of the above.
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •