Daily Failures, Part 5

One can compile long lists of basic motor control problems in martial arts and still, wrong internal models and their underlying reasons will always be on top of it. It seems that the human body is not meant to live and cope with an ever-changing environment that alters its state too fast. Martial arts have […]

The post was published 4. January 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Characteristic Problems, Part 1

Motor Control might appear very dull in its depiction in books. Experimental subjects boringly move levers back and forth and the examiner is “delighted” during evaluation when the raw data of muscle activation changes during the tests (at least some kinds of texts make it appear this way). Despite its direct relevance to martial arts, […]

The post was published 1. November 2013 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Examples to get you started, Part II

There are impressive examples for sure, but many less impressive examples are also out there. The following video is from the movie Zatoichi – The Blind Swordsman [3]. In this scene, the character tries to give a little lesson. Many fundamental problems in martial arts are already displayed, which doom the instruction to failure. No […]

The post was published 25. October 2013 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Examples to get you started, Part I

Martial arts have a strong attraction through a variety of performances in movies and literature. Some of the performance seems superhuman. Following , a few examples for an introduction. In the first example, an approach is explained in a fight. This is discussed extensively in the text as a whole in dealing with forces and […]

The post was published 21. September 2013 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .