Adam recently left a comment to the About This Blog page that can and should be answered publicly:
Are “SPECIAL MOVES” purely the realm of video games…or is there a real life application for them?
And, I’m not talking throwing bolts of lightening and fireballs, or electrifying your skin…although if those are possible, I wouldn’t mind knowing.
But, is it advantageous to practise specific sequences, that suit my style and play to my strengths, with the aim to execute them in a real situation.
Or, are such sequences always too clumsy to implement, and make you vulnerable to good opponents who pick up the sequence, then predict your moves…and naturally counter attack?
It would be useful to have more details about your concept of SPECIAL MOVES but I elaborate of what I understand of your question. Martial arts can range between the striking kind or throwing and grappling one, bare handed or weapon based they are all meant to use one’s body as a weapon or master the use of a weapon itself.
Ultimately a well trained and experienced martial artist will use one or the other move and select (automatically) them among a usually vast repertoire of techniques that he/she has been learning over a long period of time.
To some extend I believe that a number of different techniques should be trained in order to:
- assimilate, at subconcious level, many different moves from different positions and different angles
- train and broad range of muscle groups in order to be a fit and well round fighter that can fight in different ways
- understand and be aware of what works or doesn’t work for you in various situations: e.g. it’s no point basing your fight on multiple kicks with one leg if you are not very flexible and fast. Understanding your self and truly know your limits will be a good way to accept and challenge yourself to improve what should be improved.