Originally Posted by sourdiesel209
^Well if u havent been taught the correct way of slipping and weaving your only getting bad habits copying from fight videos
It's not a matter of being taught or self learning.
Exclusively relying on one or the other is not optimal.
My point is without even watching / having seen it , it's harder for an instructor to teach you or show you the how and whys.
You have to have a frame of reference or see it in your mind's eye .
When your instructor is telling you something , it helps to know what something looks like* performed by a competent athlete ( in an active and dynamic environment ) rather than trying to generate your own idea of what it should like.
* even if you can't perform it yet.
Case in point : teacher trying to teach the switch step lead kick : guys , I want to you to draw your lead back but not too much , spring off that foot the moment it lands and kick while.....
Student A (doesn't watch K1 / MT . Experience is limited to class) : but why , Sensei ? Why not just lift the leg ? How do u do this ? Why am I doing this ? When should I do this ? Is this how.....(does the Running Man but mixed in with Elaine's Kicks)
Student B (stoked from watching Buakaw putting a hurting on Masato) : yeah ....I seen Bukaw doing this numerous times . So thats how u do this ? ( does a reasonable facsimile )
Or put it this way , who would you find it easier to teach basketball to , a guy who's never even seen the game played but says " ive heard of ths game . Now teach me " or another guy who ,whilst never playing the game , enjoys watching the playoffs or his home team and is now ready to take the next step ?