About The Following Blog

The following blog has been written purely for those wanting a first hand knowledge of what it is like to step into the dojo for the first time as a complete beginner as a Martial Artist. Through practising a Martial Art, you will gain many things such as self-confidence, self-respect and life-long and good friends. I hope this helps you to see into an amazing world of which you have never seen before and that I have had the privilege of belonging to and knowing.
Although I have not put my name or any name to this blog, it does deserve a dedication- a dedication to those who help people to train, who teach, reassure and most important of all- those who never give up, no matter how many times they hit the ground or a mental brick wall, with themselves or others. But above all- those who are ready to begin their own journey, it begins with one step….

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Chapter 17: Counters, Decision Time!

After several weeks of working on counters with several bruises and one cracked toe nail, I finally make my decision on counters. Yep, I really really like them.
Of late, there has only been small classes down at the club where I train so there has be more time to work with these things.
So, after one session of trying (unsuccessfully on most occasions) to counter techniques in free play, I really enjoyed working on counters (apart from leaving the mat at several points during the evening of course).
I don't know what it is about counters that I like, its kinda of the rhythm of the flow of the technique if you know what I mean. But yes, I know that they don't really work particularly in kata, but that still doesn't displace their magic they weave when they are done in full flow in freeplay...

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