Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

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Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby johnwang on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:11 am

In my yesterday's class, we worked on strategy such as:

- attack one leg then attack the other leg.

We started with

1. spring, shin bite.
2. leg lift, inner edge sweep,
3. inner hook, scoop.

After using 3 different ways to apply the same strategy, students have a good understanding about it. I don't know any instructor has ever used this teaching method. I wasn't taught this way. IMO, if you only know 1 way, you may not understand something fully. But if you can use 3 different ways to do the same thing. You will have a deep level understanding in your art.

Your thought?

Here is an example of inner hook, scoop combo that you attack 1 leg, you the attack another leg.

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Re: Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby RobP3 on Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:04 pm

Pretty typical of how we approach our application work in Systema, set a problem and explore different solutions. Find it develops adaptability in the students
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Re: Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby everything on Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 pm

For MA, I've mainly seen it as several defenses to whatever. Not sure about attacking combos. For sports, definitely. I used to coach kids to have several ways to go this way or that.
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Re: Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby .Q. on Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:05 pm

I usually just do 2. I'm not doing it to understand the technique better, but that's definitely a good idea.
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Re: Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby oragami_itto on Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:00 am

I sort of learned this idea going the other direction. For a given movement, consider various uses and interpretations. Find it in everyday life, place it there intentionally.
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Re: Find 3 different ways to do the same thing

Postby klonk on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:35 pm

That is an idea that has true excellence.
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