Black Belts And Good Wine

Written by Peter Vermeeren

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But there is alsorepparttar side ofrepparttar 146799 customer,repparttar 146800 average guy or girl who goes torepparttar 146801 supermarket to buy themselves a bottle of wine to enjoy in a meal with their wife or husband. They can off course buy a RESERVA or GRAN RESERVA and pay a lot of money for one bottle but I ask myself, if they donít have experience in drinking wine, will they be able to appreciate this wine torepparttar 146802 fullest? Will they be able to noticerepparttar 146803 different notes and flavours hidden inside? I donít think so. In my opinion they should get themselves a nice young wine or maybe a crianza and start with this. It will be a nice wine, low cost and easy to drink without headaches afterwards. After having acquired enough experience withrepparttar 146804 younger wines they may start tryingrepparttar 146805 RESERVAS and when specialist in wine drinking (drunks ???) only then they will appreciaterepparttar 146806 GRAN RESERVA torepparttar 146807 fullest.

How can we know as a starting budo practitioner ifrepparttar 146808 wine (instructor) we are going to have is any good? As with wine there is a label that guaranties quality. Itís called lineage. Ask your instructor about his lineage. Who is his teacher? Who isrepparttar 146809 teacher of his teacher? How long does his art exist? Who are his colleagues, his co-instructors? Only when he can demonstrate his lineage, reputation andrepparttar 146810 authenticity of his martial art we will have a guaranty of itís quality.

He will be accredited by his teacherís reputation and byrepparttar 146811 fact he still is actively training. A teacher who stopped training is like a branch fallen of a tree. It will slowly become a dead branch.

Unfortunately, many people think that they are real wine specialists after having some young wines and therefore can pass judgement onrepparttar 146812 quality of RESERVAS and GRAN RESERVAS. How more wrong can they be?

First findrepparttar 146813 wine guaranty, next start tryingrepparttar 146814 young wines and CRIANZA and finally when you are ready you can enjoyrepparttar 146815 RESERVA and GRAN RESERVA.

Peter Vermeeren is a martial arts practitioner and teacher for over 30 years and runs the martial arts and fitness information portal called Kamikaze : , home of the magazine called RENSHU. Peter teaches traditional martial arts and self defense all over Europe. Here is his personal site :

The Reality Factor

Written by Peter Vermeeren

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some masters are very professional and perfect teachers but they feelrepparttar urge to testrepparttar 146798 affectivity of their techniques. This is very understandable and unfortunately this occurs many times. How ELSE can you know if your techniques are ANY good? The problem is not to be found inrepparttar 146799 fact that they want to test their skills but inrepparttar 146800 fact that they use there students to do this.. The students who are already convinced ofrepparttar 146801 affectivity ofrepparttar 146802 techniques and impressed byrepparttar 146803 teachers authority usually don't resistrepparttar 146804 techniques. off course this will makerepparttar 146805 techniques work perfect. If they dare to resist than there are 2 possibility's: 1)repparttar 146806 technique works just fine. 2)repparttar 146807 technique must be forced.

This isrepparttar 146808 cause of technical quality going donerepparttar 146809 drain. when USinG a lot of physical force most techniques can be forced upon a weaker opponent but onLY by superior technical skill you will be able to EXECUTE your technique on everyone. A perfect technique needs a balanced use of skill, speed and force.There is no need to be a superman to be a great master. The best way to test your techniques is to do this with someone of your same skill LEVEL/grade. This apply's for both students and teachers alike. Both will learn a lot from this type of training.

How can you bringrepparttar 146810 R-factor in your training as a student?

one ofrepparttar 146811 problems isrepparttar 146812 great amount of techniques to be found inrepparttar 146813 Genbukan Ninpo Bugei system. We have over 300 techniques from 10th kyu up to 1st dan. How do you cope with this? First of all you must understand that as a kyu grade you are learning to write and read so to speak. ( kyu waza) some ofrepparttar 146814 kyu waza are taken out of their context, other look useless in true cases. Other look like old fashion andrepparttar 146815 last group of techniques seem to be very effective. Which one do you train? The answer is very easy:

All techniques must be trained...

Useless and old fashion looking techniques will teach you concepts or moves that will result ofrepparttar 146816 highest importance later in your training. Out ofrepparttar 146817 effective techniques you can take 15 or 20 techniques and repeat them thousands of times Until they become a reflex. This is what I call your F.H.T.C. box (first help in true cases) Trainingrepparttar 146818 basic form though is not enough. Try to do your techniques in another form. Against a body grab, wrist grab, attack from different sides, sitting onrepparttar 146819 floor or in a chair,. etc...

Soon you will be very skillfully in defending yourself. But a warning is in place here: This training must only be done under a master instructor with many years of experience. If I have enough with 20 techniques , why must i train hundreds and hundreds of techniques?

Because techniques are notrepparttar 146820 final goal. They are only a way to... We use them inrepparttar 146821 same way we use mathematic formulas to solve complex questions and get torepparttar 146822 core ofrepparttar 146823 technique. Those 20 techniques won't save you when confronted with a specialist. Especially noT if you don't understandrepparttar 146824 underlying principles behind each and every technique. Ma-ai, metsuke, kuzushi, etc... are only a few of them Every technique and kata you learn will teach you a lot aboutrepparttar 146825 essence of combat. to discover them you need a good teacher and lots and lots of training. 3 hours/week is not enough. You need daily practice to be able to discoverrepparttar 146826 secrets withinrepparttar 146827 techniques. Every discovery will makerepparttar 146828 R-factor go up and up.

During all these century'srepparttar 146829 way to make war has changed enormous butrepparttar 146830 CLOSE combat, man to man fight is stillrepparttar 146831 same. A punch is a punch and a kick a kick. We didn't grow 3 arms or legs suddenly. The same principles and concepts discovered in century's of wa and man to man combat are still actual and highly effective. The world changes but man is stillrepparttar 146832 same man he was 2000 years ago.

Peter Vermeeren is a martial arts practitioner and teacher for over 30 years and runs the martial arts and fitness information portal called Kamikaze : , home of the magazine called RENSHU. Peter teaches traditional martial arts and self defense all over Europe. Here is his personal site :

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