I haven't submitted this form for initiate myself, so I'm not going to correct anything in that regard, but one thing I'll say is just be careful about stances. Clear and distinct stances iare one of the most important things you can work on when you start training in any martial art. It's more important than you may think. For instance, front stance needs the back leg straight with the heel pushing into the ground to properly both push off the ground to add power to your strikes (in some styles) and to help you redirect force directed at you so you aren't pushed over. Also, switching between distinct front and dewback rider stances teaches your body to use the waist to generate power. Devil is in the details, as always.
For a standard example: stand in front stance with your back leg straight and heel pushing down. Hold out a punch on the same side as your back leg, then have someone push against your punch from the front. Make sure your core and abs are tight and feel the force go from your arm down your torso and hips, then down your back leg and into the floor. If it feels unstable, push that back heel down. Once you get that feel for front stance, try to hit it exactly every time you have front stance in the form. Just be careful, if you go too fast before the muscle memory is solid, it's really easy to glide through half made stances when running forms, with none of your stances ever reaching completion. Hope that helps a little.
Desalon Manshad: Happy Friday and May the Fourth be with you all!! I'll see if I can get some Shii Cho Formula primer reps in when I get the chance!
May 4, 2018 13:25:35 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hope everyone had a great May the 4th!
May 4, 2018 22:41:35 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: Hey Everyone, little heads up, I might not be able to train for a little, recently got back from this overnight hospital trip from this episode my body had due to dehydration and overheating/overdressing, so my right arm and shoulder are pretty bruised atm
Jun 2, 2018 14:40:23 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: But I'll be sure to train when I'm able to! Hope everyone is having a great day and May the Force be With You!
Jun 2, 2018 14:40:55 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Wow, been a while huh? my costrocondritis got super bad so I was basically bed ridden for the last couple of months, but I think it's finally on the way out. Not going to be training for a while yet just to make sure I don't aggravate it.
Jun 2, 2018 20:01:20 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Looking forward to resuming my training though
Jun 2, 2018 20:01:30 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: Hello! Lately my arm has been feeling better, so I should be good for doing some more primer training
Jul 22, 2018 21:18:29 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello all! Summer is here in full swing! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting outside for their saber practice! Hope to see everyone post up online, what we've been working on.
Jul 24, 2018 10:12:05 GMT -5
DarthRevic: hello all
Jul 30, 2018 16:54:55 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello Darth Revic! How goes the training?
Jul 31, 2018 9:55:58 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Because I'm still struggling with the saber position due to my huge gut (that I will one day get rid of), is the saber required to be facking backwards during front stance?
Aug 2, 2018 14:01:39 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Keep at it Furi!! Slow and steady friend, progress will come! 😊
Aug 4, 2018 7:17:49 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: Hello, I’m new to the idea of lightsaber dueling and I still need to get a lightsaber. I was wondering if TPLA still conducts classes as I live in Michigan.
Oct 18, 2018 3:43:47 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: If anything comes up or you have tips/suggestions for me, please message me. Thank you!
Oct 18, 2018 3:46:59 GMT -5
Dark Angelus: Greetings to all. I am already in a class called River City Jedi. Learned so much already and they do use TPLA as part of their guide lines and forms.
Dec 12, 2018 10:28:19 GMT -5