So my brother met Gustavo Fring at Comic-Con this year.
Sounds like you need to practice more kata.
Consider this also, a martial artist doesn’t need to be able to do every punch and kick on the list, to be an effective fighter, do not limit yourself to the things you can’t do.
Alternatively, take an hour a day to only practice that one kick, until it becomes comfortable. Talk to your teacher, and make sure your kamae (posture) is correct, too, just to make sure.
Sometimes, the problem isn’t coordination, but something a lot more simple to mend.
Do the same if the problem is with more than just your roundhouse kick.
I agree with Shaped by karate. I also like to emphasize to first ground your foundation aka your stance. Every kind of martial arts has a certain foundation to it. I always tell my students to have foundation first before throwing their technique in order to the strike to gain power.
Oh, and by the way. Mindfulness, emptiness, spirit, heart, awareness, everything that’s been mentioned, may be related to, but not completely, mere concentration. When you focus on concentrating, you’re limiting what you’re trying to do.
Before anyone misunderstands me, here’s what I mean: focused concentration is what you seem to be doing. When you concentrate on lifting your leg a certain way, you forget the movement (pivoting) of the other. When you concentrate on how the foot needs to be positioned during impact, you forget that impact power comes from the hip. When you concentrate on the fact that you are supposed to twist your wrist when executing a straight punch, you forget to turn your body for proper impact and better speed.
Doing everything at once, concentrating on everything at once and then letting that concentration go, allowing your body, through diligent training, to act on it’s own.
Your whole body is one, that’s part of the mental aspect, you do not have a torso, two arms, two legs… You have one body.
Now, bringing your body into unison with your mind and your spirit. There lies the beginning of the understanding of emptiness.
Exactly how I felt when training those kicks. My roundhouse kicks were always awkward until I started to throw them about 30-40 times a day for a week. After that my body just felt right without me thinking about it and I noticed little things that increased a lot of control and power.
Funny thing is, those little things were the things that I was being taught by my instructors I just needed to feel it.
Much like throwing a punch. Tuck your fingers in and place your thumb on top while striking with the pointer and middle finger sections. until you start to throw those punches and hit something you won’t be able to develop the punch. The trick is to do it alot and do it often. That is how you master anything.
^ good input. =]
In the words of bruce lee, I do not fear the man who practiced a thousand kicks. I fear the man who practiced one kick a thousand times
Edith Margaret Garrud was an early 20th century female jujitsu expert who used her considerable skill to train a group known simply as the Bodyguard. They were tasked with giving protection to Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes, who were regularly manhandled and harassed by police.
what if what i’m most impressed with here is the mustache?
Drunken sword style…
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