deadhorse2Over repetition?

I think not.

Training in spontaneous manner with tools and targets is far superior than technique training.   An account of failure (or magnificent victory from the opposition) in the UFC fights from years back that will illustrate this.

The fight was Hughs vs Gracie, where Hughs employed a picture perfect side arm bar that would have dislocated the elbow of any normal man... as we know, Gracie is an exceptional advancing man so there was no success for Hughs (in this technique).  In fact the arm bar was successfully applied and Hughs was stretching the elbow back (something Gracies brothers and family were doing to him all his life) for a very long time... almost a minute.  The extension was incredible and as stated in a normal man this would have been a tap out or a dislocation... but it failed.

The reason is that Hughs kept focus on the technique... he did not know the anatomical or structural essence or how to manipulate it correctly for victory.

Hughes Forearm was directly on the tendon of the elbow, which over the years had been stretched in practice... but was at it's maximum range.  Had he known the rotation of his forearm bone on that tendon would have easily activated the golgi reflex, weakening or loosening all muscle and therefore elbow, he would have secured his victory at that point.

The target was secured, the tool in place but Hughs mind was only on the technique not the anatomical or physiological functionality of that target.  He had ample time, position, leverage.... but there was a key missing.... Kyusho Skill.  This is true in any combative situation, you can hunt or try to do specific techniques or sequences of points, but this will lead to lengthy and failure prone outcomes.  It is far better to train in spontaneous target acquisition in multiple, ever changing modes and under increasing stress.

And this type of training has no time allotment... it is constant.  Too many work hard to learn something, they accomplish this and may even receive a certificate of rank or level achievement, then work in yet another set of techniques or modes.... this will only lead to diminishing skill in what was just accomplished.  Instead one must continually train all and not look so much for achievement of level, but in refinement of overall skill on a continuous basis.

When you know Kyusho, you see the details of victory or defeat appear, in any bout of MM,Boxing, Muy Tai, Etc..

This is not an isolated incident, it is seen all the time when people try to force a technique rather than respond to the opponents actions.  Spontaneous training allows complete freedom, transitional ability and an awareness of the opponents predilections.  But is also allows the individuals pre-disposed skills and muscle memory patterns to emerge... complete freedom, breeds victory.

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