Use Full Range of Motion. Do not take "short-cuts" with techniques, either to perform the technique quickly enough to keep up with the class or because you do not understand the full implications of the movement. Always use a full range of motion in the chambering, or preparation, of a technique, in the execution, and in the follow-through of the technique to maximize power and speed. Full range of motion requires flexibility. By improving flexibility, range of motion and our control over that motion increases proportionately. Full range of motion does not mean using a wind-up for a technique. Techniques should still be crisp and quick.
Have a Target. Pick a specific target and aim carefully for it. Do not sacrifice the target to gain speed or power. With the right target, you may effectively eliminate the need for speed and power. When most of us think about a target, we think ‘face’, ‘ribs’, or some such area. However, the target is actually a particular point in space that is located at one of these areas. This target is then attacked with a particular technique at a particular angle.
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