08-07-2012, 22:19 #1
Need tips on the warm up drill of tapping your opponent's shoulders and knees
Do you know that drill? It drives me crazy because I can't ever seem to tap the other person, and I am being bombarded with taps. I'm only 5'1'' so maybe other peoples' reach gets the better of me, but there has to be something I can do to accommodate for my size. I just need to learn it! So bring on the answers!
08-08-2012, 04:01 #2
Need a teeny-weeny bit more description of the drill. A lot of people here saw "tapping" and probably thought about choking someone until they "tap out" to indicate submission. This sounds more like reaching out to make contact with your partner in a light free-sparring drill.. give us more pleaseDavid Noble
Shorinji Kempo (1983 - 1988) Retired
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08-11-2012, 22:09 #3
I for one would love to see a video of the drill.
08-15-2012, 19:35 #4
Ok, more detail. Two people face each other and try to tap (lightly) the other person on the shoulder, head or knee. The other person has to try to evade the tap and then try to tap his/her opponent the same way. It is like light sparring because we are moving around trying to evade or tap. A video...hum Maybe my son can film me doing the drill with my daughter tomorrow.
08-16-2012, 11:26 #5
Tap with feet, hands, both...?
Is this a super-light contact sparring session?I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.
08-16-2012, 11:38 #6
In kids classes, we will sometimes put a clothes pin on the lapel. Then your partner tries to grab the clothes pin for the point. But, that is used for kids... and at least they learn to attack and defend on the center line. When an adult misses, the block, they get hit.William Bohan
Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
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