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  1. #1
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    Default 2020 Training Goals - Pistol Kata

    The idea is simple - perform the pistol kata once each day in 2020. If you miss a day or two, just do the kata twice for a few days.

    Ideally, do all three (Diagonal Lines, Watch Your Back, and Changing Levels). But if you're struggling to learn them all, just do Diagonal Lines. The others will come.

    We are all pressed for time and there are not enough hours in the day to train everything that we want. But the pistol kata can be performed in less than 5 minutes even if you're going SLOW.

    Another idea to measure your progress - FILM YOURSELF. I guarantee you that what you film on day 30 will be much better than what you did on day 1. Imagine what it will look like on day 366.

    More practice is better. But 5 minutes of practice a day is better than 5 hours of practice that you only do every other month. Not only will you improve over time, but it will keep those skills fresh every day.

    I am reminded of Eric Tull's comment about his gun fight: "It was just like what we do in practice."
    Brent Yamamoto
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    Challenge accepted. I like this idea.
    Choose your resistance.

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    And for those who missed yesterday, we have an extra day this year so no worries.
    Brent Yamamoto
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    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

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    Also, for those with injuries...work around them.

    Shoulder doesn't work? Do the footwork. Recovering from surgery? Do the kata in your head...visualize each step. Sick? Take a couple days off and catch up later.

    Go as slow as you need to, there's nothing wrong with slow practice. The point is that you're DOING something and getting a little better every day.
    Brent Yamamoto
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor

    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

    Instagram: karate_at_1200fps

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    Pistol Groundfighting, Texas

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    Getting back on this train this year. I think what I may do, to maximize my training time, is do weight work three days a week like usual, then set aside ten minutes per day on gym off days to run TKD forms (just a few, the most violent, efficient ones) and pistol katas. I know Diagonal Lines and Watch Your Back already; time to pry open the wallet and purchase the streaming option to get Changing Levels as well.

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    The kata is new information for me. I just ordered the dvd, so Iíll commit to this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDX09 View Post
    The kata is new information for me. I just ordered the dvd, so I’ll commit to this.
    You are already familiar with most of the pieces, and you're already good at them. You will pick up the sequence quickly and it will streamline your training.
    Brent Yamamoto
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    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

    Instagram: karate_at_1200fps

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    Pistol Groundfighting, Texas

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    Consider me in!

    I’m going to start by focusing primarily on diagonal lines.

    Brent, would this thread be an appropriate place to ask questions?

    Jeff

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    Ask away.
    Brent Yamamoto
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    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

    Instagram: karate_at_1200fps

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    Pistol Groundfighting, Texas

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    On the “Changing Levels” template, the section where you take a knee and shoot up in to the face, you turn 180* and shoot downwards. It sounds like this was from an actual event that Gabe couldn’t discuss. I am speculating that the turn to shot downward is an anchoring shot after the bad guy falls? I understand if you can’t confirm.

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