Thread: Kung Fu and the Art of Badminton
03-05-2006, 10:17 PM #69Originally Posted by LongReach
I really do hope I go far, be it in MA, badminton, or life in general!
03-05-2006, 10:21 PM #70Originally Posted by LeoTheBearMan
03-05-2006, 11:10 PM #71Originally Posted by cooler
Ahh ........Chi Flow? hehe
MMMMmmmm.........Probably wrong, My answer.is.......self discipline/self control.
The reason I place that on top? A person with all those good attributes in MA and Hard Arts(ring fighting) have the potential to be......dangerous to others.
Very few martial Artists are thugs-----> Taught discipline and self control.
Many boxers train hard, become super fit, and mentally tuff----> discipline and self control are not taught....well at most gyms------> Dangerous to others.
ie: Mike Tyson.........rapist, assaults people visciously in road rage.....A man who has little self control of the skill he possesses.
I hope I am right,hehe, thought about this for a long time blah!
03-05-2006, 11:11 PM #72Originally Posted by cooler
Yes Leo the Bear, in life.................You badminton and Ma are part of your life already.
03-05-2006, 11:31 PM #73Originally Posted by LongReach
Originally Posted by LongReach
03-05-2006, 11:33 PM #74Originally Posted by LongReach
03-06-2006, 12:48 AM #75Originally Posted by PhoenixMateria
back to badminton. I try to follow that principle too in stringing. The racket and its user dictate my pattern and choice of string to be employed. I follow no fix pattern and technique. That is why it is hard to describe my stringing when people asked how i string them.
03-06-2006, 01:04 AM #76Originally Posted by PhoenixMateria
As u can see in this thread http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ighlight=beres, i have said speed and strength of lower class (lowly canadian national MS) is enough to beat someone with superior experience and stroke talents (pros WS) . Of course i was talking about 1 class difference like pros ws vs A's ms, or B's WS vs C's MS. Actually, if i'm a coach, strokes and shuttle hitting is the least important part of students training. U ask euroasian, which part of his training is most difficult and grueling hard?
Last edited by cooler; 03-06-2006 at 01:17 AM.
03-06-2006, 08:01 AM #77Originally Posted by LeoTheBearMan
I say life as in.............everything you do in life, be it school, sport, girls..
I say life to wish you all success in everything you do.
MMMMmmmm.....interpretation of words varies alot. I do not think you are wrong. I see mental skill as : The ability to think fast and clear and maintain high levels of concentration and focus.
I see Self control as discipline, to control you skills you have learned, remaining calm if someone offends you and having the control to restrain from hurting someone just because you have the ability to do so. I have restrained myself many a time. I know what I am capable of and i know when I have bitten off more than I can chew. Self control can also be seen as being in control of ones emotions...........The hardest emotion I find to control is 'Anger' .....I think many will agree here. Anger overides logic in alot of circumstances and you do not think as clearly.
You are not wrong or right........this is just what i think those words mean.
03-06-2006, 08:34 AM #78Originally Posted by Cheung
Once an opponent goes to kick that leg, one of his feet is off the ground.........he is now for just a for a moment stationary....as I scissor that leg back........he misses and is put off balance on one leg.....his arms may drop to regain balance......the right leg comes in quick over the top of his kick..........not much for him to do....he is offbalance, stationary....and to make things worse he has lowered his hands......mmmm....bad situation. I was a more of a counter attacker than a brawler.
That scissor kick is so simular in execution to the one used in badminton.
Also my stance in receiving of serve is just about the same as standing in a kickboxing stance.....exept I have a racket in my hands. left leg forward, heels off the ground balance and poised to move in any direction and both arms in front of hands held at about chin height.
. ......although there are more instances where I could not react or predict fast enough and.............my left knee and leg have copped a hidding in those years..............the reason I came back to badminton. My joints in my hips are now 'clicky'. I suufered cartlege damage to my left knee from a kick and it took 3months to stop using crutches and a further 3 months to walk without a limp.........My physiothearapist said that with that damage i will never be able to walk without a noticable limp..........sorry mister ex-physiotherapist, hehe I have no limp, I run, jump and any limitations are only slight and know one says 'hey, have you got a sore leg or knee to me . It does hurt sometimes.....but I just keep playing......I never say die.
LongReach is was my trainers nickname for me........or 'The Girraffe'
That is my favourite animal.....he is mostly docile......he eats the sweetest leaves at the top of the trees and does not interfere with other animals............but can kill a lion with a single kick if he has too.
Last edited by LongReach; 03-06-2006 at 08:42 AM.
03-06-2006, 03:56 PM #79
how do u guys divide times between MA and badminton?
03-06-2006, 08:07 PM #80Originally Posted by cooler
03-06-2006, 08:09 PM #81Originally Posted by LongReach
03-06-2006, 08:58 PM #82Originally Posted by cooler
My time table:
Monday: Play badminton , A-Grade league competition.
Wednesday: Boxing Circuit: Skipping, Bag work, Flexiblity training, power to weight exercises: Chin up, push ups, situps, Lataral raises, leg raises etc and other 'weird' exercises just to break up the bordom of 'ritual' training. Ie: laying my boxing bag on a solid table, and hitting it with downward hammer like strikes till my arms are dead.......try this very tiring.
Friday: Same as Wednesday......but not as hard core.....more effort on Flexibility and footwork skills than hard physical work out.
Saturday: Badminton Coaching/ Training. Very exausting, The reason why friday is only light exercise.
Sunday.......My fun day! ..........: Fishing, Archery, Hunting, Socialising, I do anything I like on this day, Love my hunting with bow and arrow! Extremely difficult been hunting with bows since I was 18. Hiking through the bush in harsh enviroment really helps my mental toughness........When things go wrong out there........you simply cannot break down and quit.
I love all my hobbies and sports They all stimulate my mind and keep me active.
I have quite a few rest days....important: Overtraining runs you down and give you poor results you can lose condition. Although I would love to play badminton everyday like Leo the Bear!
Last edited by LongReach; 03-06-2006 at 09:02 PM.
03-06-2006, 11:13 PM #83
i envy you guys.
Longreach profile is good enough to be shown in Austraila Tourism brochure. Compound long bow i presume? Melbourne is a major city, do u have to drive far to your hunting/fishing retreat and walk about?
03-07-2006, 01:34 AM #84Originally Posted by cooler
Yeah I am a real 'hobbie boy' at 28 I still like playing with toys like a little kid.
I use a compound bow. Don't have a long bow, but I have wooden recurves. Modern Compound bows are more compact and arrow speeds are very fast..........also easier to shoot accurately compare to long/b and recurve.
Lots of places to fish locally...the sea is about a 10min drive.....plenty of lakes and rivers within a 3 hour drive.
I live in a suburb outside of the city. There is alot of open paddocks and fields not yet built on with houses. I hunt rabbits/Hares/Foxes locally.......10min drive.
And once a year me an my 'bow buddy' go up north to Queensland for Wild pigs but over christmas just past me and my mate went to Outback South Australia hunting wild goats.mmmm...very tasty! .......Red Dust, 40degrees plus tempretures everyday it was like hell.
Hunting here is just Feral/introduce animals mainly......Canada? You guys have Antelope, Moose and deer don't you? Hunting there would be just as challenging.........Snow and cold.......I am not conditioned well for that type of weather............Longreach will freeze to death there!
I do like it here, but I would like to travell more to other countries
Last edited by LongReach; 03-07-2006 at 01:36 AM.
03-07-2006, 08:41 AM #85
Haven't practiced MA for about 6 months... Once I find some time and a place to practice (spring's here... we might end up training outside...), I'm going all-out.
The problem, and most of you know this, is that you're usually not in shape for MA training after a few hours of badminton. So I'm gonna have to find a "happy medium" considering my objectives in both.
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