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I think the key to making IMA applications realistic is to not rely on a large dictionary of "if he does this, I do that" rules, but to learn how to solve a large range of problems with a single technique. This way the multiple "if he does this" are reduced from totally different situations to just being different timings or angles of your movement, and the fun thing is: you don't need to know/choose the correct timing for that particular attack, the timing is just when it intersects with your movement.
This way techniques become a lot more automatic and non-conscious.
jjy5016 wrote:Anyone using the spine to produce similar results?
Chris McKinley wrote:Gary,
Good to hear from you. Hope things are going well. Thanks for contributing to the thread. This has been up for a while and without much real participation. Same went with Shooter's really good What Are You Gonna Do About It? thread a while back on the main forum. My conclusion is that most of the folks here really aren't all that interested in it despite their claims. That's not a newsflash or anything, but I kinda hoped that with all the hooplah being made over Dan Harden's IP/IS stuff over the last few months, if the opportunity for discussing the fighting aspects of it came up, they might jump on it. Unfortunately, this thread, and really even the whole Distillery forum concept, just hasn't taken off. Everybody seems to claim to want more info on "real IP", but when given a chance to talk specifically about it, they don't really seem to have the follow-through. Ah well, c'est la internet.
Chris when you speak of spinal torque it makes me think of a horizontal movement of the spine instead of the vertical stretch.
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