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Koi no takinobori ryu personal karate technique

It is unscrupulous to think that nowadays one can not attain what the great karate masters could. The great masters were people, and you are a man, too.

Hagakure, 18 c. AD

If examine an advanced fighter attentively and compare his fighting style and technical means to the style and skills of other fighters, we will be able to see that there are more technical and tactical differences than common things. This can easily be explained. Subconsciously, during a long period of time a sportsman polishes those movements which are the most appropriate to his bio-mechanic model and type of behavior. To be precise, it is obvious that a fighter wins namely due to these individual traits and the degree to which he realizes these traits. The brightest example of this point is the galaxy of champions in boxing, such as Sonny Liston, Frezer, Forman, Mohammed Ali, Hollifield and Tyson. Boxing is limited a lot technically by the rules of competitions, but nevertheless every of these outstanding champions managed to develop his own style and his own tactic.

A champion is just a successful case of realizing individual features. Why does not every sportsman become a star? This is a very complicated question. In maintaining an extra-class sportsman all the aspects of training are important. But the most important is to reveal some special traits at the basic level of training. With his own set of characteristics, a sportsman, as a rule, has to experience depersonalized methods of training, and therefore acquires depersonalized techniques. Subsequently, he spends years to adjust these techniques to his motor type. And what is more, the sportsman does not necessarily have the capabilities and skills to cope with this analytic job, and so it can be reduced to intuitive choice of movements and techniques, not insured against failure. The Koi no takinobori ryu methodic introduces the following sequence of the elementary training process:

  1. The overall physical training during one month. The amount of training should be considerable to eliminate psychologically unfit people;
  2. The special physical training, including preparing exercises, strain exercises and the reinforcement of hitting surfaces, - during two weeks;
  3. A week's competition period. The inexperienced sportsmen should be provided with all safety means
    1. the competitions are held within boxing rules
    2. the competitions are held within judo rules
    according to the weight and age of the fighters. During the events the individual research and classification of sportsmen are made. The fighters are classified according to:
    • their psychological type,
    • their physical characteristics,
    • tactical preferences (number 1 or number 2),
    • and their preferable technique (a boxer or a wrestler).
    On the elementary level of training this kind of classification is extremely relative, though allows the coach to consider some special features and a long-term direction of the sportsman's development.
  4. The basic technique acquisition takes 6 - 12 months.
  5. The adaptation of the basic technique to the individual features is carried out depending on the level of a sportsman's experience.

During the process of adaptation the trajectory of blows, the defense technique, and the stance of a sportsman are changing, and some perspective connections can be revealed. The experiments on technique should not be afraid of, but the bio-mechanical mistakes can be dangerous. The human body is a kinematic model with a vertical and a horizontal axis, and with a system of hinges.

  • Moreover, the less vectors are included into the resulting vector, the more effective the blow is.
  • Balance is the product of opposition of two or more forces, therefore, in ideal, a blow should be directed from the centre of gravity both at a particular aim and at the support. The less springing elements there are in the support, the more stable is the support, and the more powerful is the blow.

The negative springing elements are:

  • a bent or stooped back;
  • an unequally directed hand, shoulder or elbow;
  • and a relaxed bearing leg.

The harder the support is, the longer the blow vector is, and the shorter the reflection vector is. If we analyze all the technical actions by examining a real bio-mechanical model, we will be able to distinguish an individual technique, not aggravated with any gross technique violations. Every technique can be considered as correct if it corresponds to the vector model and the blows are made in the narrowest possible flatness.

Not only allows the appropriate technique to report maximum energy to the aim, but it also saves the body energy, because a technically skilled blow uses the muscle impulse only in the beginning and at the end of the blow, but the middle part has an inert nature, which is true for all kinds of blows. The reason for this is that muscle groups have antagonistic nature (extensors and flexors). When the vector of a blow is not accurate and has a lot of components, this makes the scheme of the movement complicated and switches on the antagonistic muscle groups. This, in its turn, causes the inertia inhibition and unjustified energy expenditure. A skillfully made blow is always the simplest and the most limited in terms of bio-mechanic vectors. Complicated trajectories always cause the energy expenditure, though sometimes have some tactical sense. The choice of the individual technique is the matter depending on both coach's and student's personal abilities.

The more competent the general and special physical training is, the faster a sportsman can proceed to the technical part of training. The higher the qualification of the coach is, the faster a student can start to develop his own technique.

The extra-class sportsmen always have a special style - that is the fact. The purpose of "Koi no takinobori ryu" methods is the realization and application of individual abilities of a sportsman during the elementary level of training.







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