knowledge is power
Turning movements are for demonstrations and direct, entering movements are for the street.
The large turning motions help students learn to use their entire body properly. If they were to try to learn quick, entering movements too soon, they would not use their entire body properly -- they would only use their arms and their technique would be weak, if not totally useless.
It's unfortunate that many teachers don't tell their students this from the beginning so that students could fully understand what they were doing in practice. The proof that many teachers don't really know what they are doing is evident by the fact that this thread even exists.
If students try to use big, slow movements in a life and death situation, they will be killed.
Last edited by mike lee : 06-17-2002 at 03:28 AM.