ToffeeApple wrote:captaintau wrote:ToffeeApple wrote:Marching up and down in lines really helped me a few years ago. It won't teach you to fight, but you do get to work on the actual strikes without worrying about what deadly application this will have on uke, or what your opponent is trying.
All that marching up and down in lines isn't teaching you strikes, it's teaching you throws and locks. You just need the key to unlock the technique.
No. It was an opportunity to practice the mechanics of my front snap kick, my side kick, putting weight behind strikes and keeping my center of balance. You are confusing basics with your interpretation of kata, and hidden techniques, which you know I disagree with.
I would agree with ToffeeApple's breakdown.
In terms of Wado ryu Karate (though my understanding may be limited) The basics are a start towards developing a physical and mental understanding of the movement. The movement you develop are a start to begin understanding the concept and physicallity of wadoryu. The use of "Analysis" in Wado, in my current understanding, is that it's flexible in it's application and depends on what is appropriate. What is the appropriate use of the movement...? well i guess you need to thoroughly understand the movement.
Apologies if this doesn't make sense
Also in terms of boxing, I've only been a part of 2 different boxing/ kickboxing gyms before and both were for short periods of around 6 months. From what i remember seeing is that they both spent a fair amount of time having beginners learn the basics. such as keeping the guard up, learning the movement to slip, etc. I remember it was quite common to see a class of beginners standing there practicing just the movement of slipping a punch to a timed period before moving on and practicing another movement for a timed period.