Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 2

The blog entry “Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 1” brought patterns and causal relationships into focus. This example will further bring out the necessity for the causal relationship between patterns and the following movements. In the movie “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” [1], Inspector Clouseau, alias Peter Sellers, allows his servant Cato to surprise […]

The post was published 28. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 1

If you practice martial arts long enough, you will know the disadvantages of long lunge movements. I will discuss these things in future blog entries in detail. Thus, the following example from the movie “Watch Out, We’re Mad!” [1] only gives a little introduction. Please concentrate on the movements which, due to their early initiation, […]

The post was published 21. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Definition Patterns and Traits

There are different definitions for traits and patterns, depending on the fields (motor control, psychology, …). For this blog, it should not be too complex. A simple definition suffices, which might be adjusted later. There are also other words used for these relationships like clue, lead, indication, cue, etc. Patterns and traits can be used […]

The post was published 21. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Reactions and Patterns

Every fight consists of a special combination of boundary conditions (goals, rules, etc.). Martial arts are forced to find suitable patterns that allow an evaluation, even though each situation looks different to outsiders. These patterns range from very simple traits, like wrist rotation or posture change, to very complex patterns like movement of the upper […]

The post was published 14. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Comment on Choice Reaction Times

The previous example from the movie After the Rain [1] has shown that the unambiguous assignment of reaction types is only partly possible. If you want to give a student an understanding of these relations, you should focus on the individual components of the reaction chain.     Usually, students look at movements as choice […]

The post was published 7. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Characteristic Problems, Part 2

In a second example, the potential of a feint shall be examined a bit. The attack should simulate a feint in the form of a lower kick just above the belt line. After the bluff, the kick should be swung to the head of the opponent. The goal of the feint is to get the […]

The post was published 8. November 2013 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , , , .