This Week in Martial Arts (August 31, 2010)

This week in Martial Arts I learned a few things. The first is the "ki" arm. The "ki" arm is when you bend your arm a little bit. I never understood why the "ki" arm was more powerful or useful but this week I learned that when your arm is stright it is using the tricep only and when it is bent far it is only using the bicep, so when it is bent only a little it is using both the tricep and bicep making it more powerful. I also starting learning the idea of contrappostal. I realized that it is not just a type of a stance but the way you turn your body and with this idea I realized that when doing the Kihon Happo (which are a bunch of joint locks) that you use the power of your whole body get the person in the right position for the lock and to get him on the ground on his stomach, not just the arms. I learned other things this week too, but just minor stuff not worth explaining.


Chaleira's picture

Sounds interesting. I just read up on the "ki" arm. When I get home I'll look more into Contrappostal. I saw some videos on it. Keep up the training~