This, though I must admit I do not understand all of it fully due to my lack of background knowledge, was a very interesting and touching read.
Touching to see how deep a commitment can truly go (to the point that there is truly no inner room for another ryu [school/tradition/style?]) and interesting to see that there really are very few reasons to join more than one ryu in one's lifetime.
The question that comes to my mind is this, then: when we look at TPLA with its variety of disciplines and styles, traditions and schools, (how) can such a mix in a curriculum ever lead to the depth described in the blog?
Post by D. Nonymous on Dec 5, 2015 21:52:53 GMT -5
I will confess to be of two mind of this piece.
Of what I agree with, I will say that when starting out, it is best not to divide your attentions. Having two teacher will get confusing as one may say one thing that seems to contradict the other. IF , however they are both good teachers, the difference will be one of which one is teaching what first. The issue of cross training while forming a foundation is problematic form many angles. One must be very cautious if one does this.
As for the rest of it, I have to say I find it a bit distasteful. I used to chase the "deep traditional school" experience. The very formal and often times secretive types of schools and traditions. I never actually joined one. It always got a bit too cultish for me. And, with all due respect, there are parts of this that ring with the same tone.
"The result, at best, is someone who, physically talented, moves through the kata with grace and skill, but one ryu soon contaminates the next, and in a short time, they are moving generically. What makes each school unique is lost."- I really dislike this point of view. The point of training for true martial application would be to move generically. With as much speed and efficiency as possible. While I understand the point of not mixing teaching artificially, them "contaminating" each other sounds hyperbolic and a bit like nationalistic rhetoric. Influencing each other would be a good thing. The skills I train in ChouJiao inform and improve my skills in Ditang and vice versa.
Over all, eery time I found myself agreeing, the next sentence made me cringe. I am not a big fan of insular type approaches. Again, not to say beginners should focus on one method until they get their basics under control, but that is not what is really being discused here.
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Furiora Helseare: I know, was crazy for me to see as well, although I'm not a huge fan of the rules... honestly never liked "right of way" in fencing. If people score a double neither should count, you're both dead
Mar 2, 2019 13:57:27 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: "right of way" doesn't exist in a real fight, I don't care if it's "your turn to attack" if I see an opening I can take, I'm taking it.
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Nero Attoru: Right of way has some roots in realism, since attacking is given priority (which makes sense given the fact that the attacker would theoretically strike a killing blow first)
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Nero Attoru: Regardless, epee is a weapon that most people forget, and doesn't use right of way! Two hits gives each fencer a point, reflecting the double kill.
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cyclingswitch: I get why they went with that system though. If you watch Saber Legion fighting instead, it becomes more akin to kendo. It's realistic fighting but it doesn't look like Star Wars anymore.
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cyclingswitch: In Saber Legion, moving your saber around more than you need to to thrust, parry or do a quick strike to the waist or head is basically giving away a point. At least that's what I've seen in the matches I've watched with their style.
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