Fighting with Forms

May 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Almost every traditional martial art uses Forms or Kata. These were developed in ancient times as a way to wire in basic self-defense techniques and skills. The problem is that over time they have changed from being a simple tool to teach skills for fighting and self-defense to the being these semi-sacred movements that can’t be changed or altered. Therefore, sometimes students feel a disconnect between the form and actual self-defense.

Once a month, Mr. Moore will take apart the various forms, black belt extension techniques, and drills to teach students multiple practical self-defense applications for each set of motions. While some application are obvious, some are “hidden” techniques which require students to apply advanced martial arts concepts to understand and use. The goal is to help students see that a single motion can be used in a variety of situations.

“It is better to have a single technique that can be used in a hundred ways, than a hundred techniques that can only be used in a single manner.”