Technique vs Ability

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    Jan 09, 2011 5:07 AM GMT



    Well let's have it... how important is technique to you?

    would want to know how and why you have to execute a certain move, or just to be shown once how to do it and just try to mimic it to the best of your ability?
  • timmytwister

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    Jan 09, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    Most of my training has been in various forms of tai chi, so technique is the absolute emphasis.
    Gonna try some MMA and maybe TKD soon, so maybe these masters will have a different approach.
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    Jan 09, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Technique is important to me, but sometimes it seems everyone will give a slightly different story on a given technique. I don't really get caught up on it.

    In the end, I look for functional results more than talk, but I like both if possible.
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    Jan 16, 2011 1:50 AM GMT




    I figure everyone has their own take on any given technique.... Let's be honest, that's why so many martial arts schools have a different styles except for WTF Style TKD, where kicks and forms should be consistent across the board, with very slight or few variances of the techniques...

    Yes functionality is a key component, but you can not gain functionality without technique.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    I'm of the belief that if you don't have good technique behind your strikes or blocks, you have more of an opportunity of hurting yourself. Furthermore you don't have as much power behind them with bad technique. Natural ability can get you only so far.

    It brings to mind the maxim, "it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it." But let's be honest...size does matter a bit.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    HungGarSig saidI'm of the belief that if you don't have good technique behind your strikes or blocks, you have more of an opportunity of hurting yourself. Furthermore you don't have as much power behind them with bad technique. Natural ability can get you only so far.

    It brings to mind the maxim, "it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it." But let's be honest...size does matter a bit.



    Agreed... in your last comment... Does that pertain to fighting or sexually??? LOL
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
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    HungGarSig saidI'm of the belief that if you don't have good technique behind your strikes or blocks, you have more of an opportunity of hurting yourself. Furthermore you don't have as much power behind them with bad technique. Natural ability can get you only so far.

    It brings to mind the maxim, "it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it." But let's be honest...size does matter a bit.



    Agreed... in your last comment... Does that pertain to fighting or sexually??? LOL


    Both, though good technique beats out size any day. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 24, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    HungGarSig said

    Both, though good technique beats out size any day. icon_biggrin.gif


    Its kind of the motion in the ocean type thing, eh?icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 27, 2011 12:32 PM GMT
    Good timing far surpasses good technique every time. A lesser quality move at the correct time will be much more effective that a perfect move at the wrong time i.e late. However, I always work to improve technique.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Mar 27, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Technique technique technique!!! Proper form and doing the exercise correctly and safely is far more important than weight or reps.