The 9th season of Dancing with the Stars aired last night and it is bigger than ever (literally). With 16 contestants, the producers the first week’s competition into two parts: the men and the women. First up: the men.
A martial arts school is the structured environment that is created through discipline. One of the big things I value is this: when kids come in to the school, I try to break down the barriers of wealth and privilege by putting them same uniform. This creates the sense that everyone has the same status in the school; training and rank has its privilege through hard work, not through the fact that you have more money or more financial power than another child. The kids are all treated equally regardless of their backgrounds. The school is very structured, so we can teach values such as treating each other with courtesy and respect.
Here is the answer: one is not better than the other. You need to develop both speed and power to the best of your abilities. You will have to contend with the speed and power of the opponent you are dealing with. Really, you cannot be a fighter or a martial artist without some level of speed and power. The distribution is not always evenly present. Quite honestly, no fighters really develop 50/50 levels of power and skill. You do not need even distribution of speed and power. You need to work drills designed to enhance speed and power. The end result would be a fighter that understands the strengths and limitations of his own attributes and how to use those attributes effectively.
I recommend that you throw 10 roundhouse with each leg on the heavy bag, rest for one minute, and then repeat. For the best results, start with 3 sets and work up from there. After your feet toughen up and get used to striking the bag, 5-10 sets, three times per week will create devastating power in your roundhouse kick.
“Where is your gun right now?” If the answer isn’t “it’s in my hand”, you need kung fu classes in kolkata. In 1.5 seconds, an attentive and trained officer, ready for a threat, can recognize a threat, draw his exposed service pistol, and bring it to bear on a target. The average person can cover about 17-20 feet in that time, from a stop. For most people who find themselves in an altercation, the threat starts well inside that distance AND the pistol is concealed, not exposed. Attempting to bring the pistol to bear turns the altercation into a deadly fight over control of the weapon. You need martial arts training.
By this time it was winter time. We would still meet in the park for lessons. It was cold, we’d have gloves on, sweatshirts, vests… no matter what the temperature out, I was there, and I was sweating. I was sweating very profusely. By this time, I was able to last up to 2 hours of training, sometimes up to 3 hours. My legs were still sore, but now I was not walking funny any longer, and I was beginning to feel proud of sinking lower and deeper into more solid and deep stances. At this point in time, I was tipping the scales at 285 pounds.
I’ve actually seen it happen in a street fight, and the reason it worked was because it shocked the crap out of the guy being kicked. He honestly was confused by all the body motion in front of him. He obviously didn’t know martial arts, but still, if you practice it hard enough, you might be able to use it when the guy doesn’t know what he is doing.
By all means take your time. There are sites online that can give you the basics of self defense tactics to tide you over until you get the training you want. Don’t let your fear force you into rushing to a quick decision. And good luck with your entry into world of martial arts.