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Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kwun, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Lord Darken

    Lord Darken Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
    Same with me too. I'm still beginner. Very useful tips indeed.!
    Thank you.
  2. SHiX

    SHiX New Member

    Oct 13, 2016
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    This should get a separate space on the home page! :p

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  3. idofgrahf

    idofgrahf Member

    Nov 27, 2016
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    United States
    I completely agree, any starter of badminton should start in this order:
    form / technique, usually in the form of over head clear strokes
    if you have spare time, stamina.

    That said, I would go so far to say that unless your form is correct, you should not be on the court hitting at all. Sounds really boring and it does suck, however, having the right form / technique from the start is paramount. If you start badminton just hitting it around, sure you will eventually get the hang of the game but your technique / form will be off and you will plateau quickly, there is a reason why professionals have roughly the same strokes with minor variations, because they work. It also makes correcting your form very difficult down the line. When I trained, we were not allowed even on the court for the first 3 month, all we did is practice our strokes, nothing else. Years later, we found out that it simply takes too long to correct you if you start with the wrong form, so its actually quicker this way. Muscle memory is hard to lose, but its also hard to correct.

    As for the others, fake moves etc, these will come to you naturally in the fullness of time. It is simply not possible for you to try any fancy tricks if you can not get into position quickly. A net fake usually requires you to intercept the shuttle in an advantageous position which cannot happen if your foot work is not up to par. If you watch Peter Gades practice his double action you will notice he does it when he can intercept the shuttle close to the top of the net, not when he is scrambling at the bottom. Also should note, fake shots has a higher chance of error, which may negate its point unless you can do it consistently.
    #123 idofgrahf, Dec 27, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
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  4. ainchekar

    ainchekar New Member

    Jul 21, 2016
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    Very well articulated

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