“Try to use what you’ve learned,” my instructor said, and then he beat the crap out of me in Karate Freestyle class.
Well, of course he did. I only had five lessons. I didn’t know anything. Wasn’t a chance in heck I could stand up to him.
Now, I didn’t mind being beaten up. For a white boy from suburbia, it was sort of novel, and an education.
But, half the people who walk into a dojo walk out again after experiencing this method of freestyle training.
So I put together a better way. Read this win.
“I have also always wondered what was learned when a beginning student went full speed with the instructor, other than learning how to get beat up. Going through rhythmic freestyle and one in the center, and finally to freestyle, I did get to the point where I was analytical and knew what was going on. So from experience I can say that going through gradients of speed and being able to analyze at slower speeds is infinitely more beneficial than being a punching bag.”
Tell the truth, this is an old win, and the methods I use now are ten times faster than that, which was ten times faster than the classical methods. But the point is this…freestyle is an awareness game. It’s not a who’s faster game, it’s a who knows more game. Anybody who tells you different is a thug and a bully, and they want to charge you lots of money to beat you you.
Well, it’s up to you.
You can learn, and you can learn the right way, or you can keep right on putting your face on the line. I produced a mini course to acquaint people with the various methods of freestyle. It’s only a snippet, but it give you the over view of freestyle, and shows how the thing can really come together. It’s called Matrix Combat. I used to call it Dharma Combat. It certain beats heck out of getting the heck beat out of you in Karate Freestyle Class.