Contact In Training!

……Okay I believe in Contact in training. Whether it is full contact sparring where you are both going at it with a gusto or whether I am teaching and creating contact while showing a technique. I want practitioners to know that this will work. So a little bumping, banging and thumping helps everyone understand that if they do some thing a certain way it should have some excellent results. Contact is essential in the Martial Sciences. Look at football as it is a very contact oriented activity. Now football players do not have contact all the time. Actually quite a few practices are working on technique and getting a feel for how a play or move is supposed to be done. However, they eventually have to get the pads on and get after it and feel the contact! The Martial Sciences are no different. We may train quite a bit some times without serious contact but…. we need contact as it keeps it fresh in our minds what we are striving for and that is effectiveness! Technique, Contact and of course Alive movement against a resisting opponent are all essential skill sets that you need in your Martial Training. What may be debatable is how much you need! 😉

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Brian R. VanCise

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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2 Responses to Contact In Training!

  1. Tim says:

    IMO, without contact in training, should the time unfortunately ever come where you need to use what you have been trained and you get hit, you will be in a bit of a shock and it will slow your response time to potentially dangerous levels. With contact that shock is minimized.

    You can train apps, forms and tuishou all you want but when that first real hit comes it is a bit of a shock to the system. Better that happens in a controlled environment like a MA school than in an uncontrolled situation be it in the street or the ring.

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    Absolutely Tim!

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