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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Positioning Accuracy Precision Skill Reply with quote

Four words that hold a lot of weight in martial arts.

Positioning
The way someone or something is placed or arranged

Accuracy
The quality of being accurate

Precision
The quality of being precise

Skill
The ability to do something skillfully


There is a freedom on how we define and combine these words.

Considering each word separately could be opening up a wealth of knowledge and understanding, leading to success in many types of endeavors, martial arts being one of them.

Positioning could be where your Dojo is located.
As well we where you stand in situations.

Accuracy, being in the right place.
As well as good judgment calls.

Precision, being exactly in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.

Skill combinations, using positioning, accuracy and precision, also finer details such as timing, finesse, quality, acquired knowledge, efficiency, economy of motion, tactics and strategies, having a variety of options to choose from, problem solving, creative thinking, stress management...

Considering that these words are used very often, we might over time, just become desensitised to their importance, for example calling a martial art "skill based" or "an effective and efficient system"

Looking at these four words separately, when practicing your chosen art, will hopefully open a window of insights, when using your abilities, that fit your specific needs.

How is it possible you might ask?

Simple really, just silently chant them to yourself, repeatedly until your subconscious gets the message...

Positioning

Accuracy

Precision

Skill

How can I move in such a way to improve my positioning to land punches?

What can I do to physically and or emotionally to land punches more accurately?

What important details are missing that could add to punching with precision?

How do professionals become so skilled in their punching capabilities?

Positioning

Accuracy

Precision

Skill

Then possibly think to yourself, was I in a good position when that kick landed?

How accurate was that kick?

Was that kick precise enough to make any significant damage?

Was that kick skillfully delivered and that it was not just a lucky shot?

Positioning

Accuracy

Precision

Skill

What positioning is best to adopt when blocking or deflecting punches and kicks?

How accurate is my offensive moves when attacking and when defending during sparring?

When is the best or precise time to counter attack or take the Initiative and attack first?

What skills are needed to become a weapon instead of a target?

Positioning

Accuracy

Precision

Skill

Am I Positioning myself as a target or a weapon?

How important is my Accuracy when trying to hit a target?

Why does Precision matter so much when striking targets?

Is determination more important than developing the right Skills?

Positioning

Accuracy

Precision

Skill

These are the types of questions "and a lot more" as a new martial artist, that you should be asking yourself and those teaching you but not limited towards novices as there it always something to be learned.

Here you go, ask away...

Make a martial art question out of these four words.

Positioning?

Accuracy?

Precision?

Skill?

There are plenty of knowledgeable people here to iron out any uncertainties you might have.

For example:

Positioning; is it better to be front facing an opponent than slanted?

Accuracy; is it better to practice punching and kicking against a stationary target or moving one?

Precision; what does it mean to be a precision striker?

Skill; how long does it take to develope the proper skills to be able to defend one's self?

From a Wing Wing Chun perspective:

Positioning
https://youtu.be/soiBXxEMtTw

Accuracy
https://youtu.be/vQhvfpRbKaU

Precision
https://youtu.be/poeqjsXwDak

Skill
https://youtu.be/lF9Ivw_AOaQ

If this is not making much sense then consider how important these four words are to such professional's: architects, pilots and surgeons; martial artists.
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