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  • Link-o-rama IV: Summer Vacation Edition

    Submitted by Qiang on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:01

    I'm off to Malaysia for some training and vacation.  I'll be taking a break from writing my blog posts for a few weeks (but don't worry, I'll be back soon enough).  Here are some links to tide you over during the break:

    I came across this post at Diesel Crew about training athletes' reaction time with visual and audio cues.  Most athletic training is about improving physical attribute, but not all training is about physical improvements.  Strength, power, speed, etc. are only useful in the context of being able to perceive the conditions of the moment.


    Thought this vid demonstrated understanding the point of contact in a different context:

  • Point of Contact

    Submitted by Qiang on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 09:28

    In my experience with learning and teaching I-Liq Chuan, I have noticed that a lot of time is spent training the point of contact.  Once the basic understanding of body unification is achieved, training can quickly progress to framing movements in terms of the point of contact.  The point of contact provides a context for movements and serves as a training aid which guides the training progression.

  • Power Comes From The Feet

    Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 00:00
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    The Importance Of Foot Alignment In Generating Maximum Power & Balance For Martial Arts

    One of the reasons I like to follow the Dragon Door crew is that, besides the fact that they know their stuff where sports performance is concerned, they also often provide some tantalizing food for thought about martial arts, especially the so called "internal martial arts".