FIST LOGIC

WE WILL NEVER USE IT, HERE IS WHY.

 

The transition from Lawn Tennis to Table Tennis was a total ‘Mindbender”.

 

Continuing from the last post, let us consider why we will never use what we train.

First, a step to the left.

Back in the 1970s in the U.K., I was an avid Tennis player, Lawn Tennis on grass courts, as the all too-brief English Summer slipped into Autumn we would be forced to move onto hard courts to protect the sacred grass.

This was not an easy transition, tarmac, even ‘En tout cas’ was a very different environment that could take a fair number of games to come close to playing your own game.

Then we would lose the light.

In winter in northern Europe, it does not go light enough for outdoor sport until around 9 am and it becomes too dim to play at around 4.30 pm so everyone heads indoors.

It is not a weather thing, it is a light thing!!!

In an indoor sports centre space equals money, the 200 + square metres needed for a Tennis Court with a maximum of 4 people is a total ‘No-Go’ as far as the centre operators are concerned, so it becomes either Badminton or Table Tennis.

The transition from Lawn Tennis to Table Tennis was a total ‘Mindbender”.

But essentially they are the same game, we just need to ‘ADAPT’ our selves, our training and our game to the new environment.

Which of course we all did flawlessly. {cough}

If you have played any sport, at least semi-seriously, you do of course have your own version of this story.

As a boy, I played Rugby Union at school but on the weekend with my friends, it was Rugby League, essentially the same game, just a few rule changes, I simply adapted what I knew.

And got flattened.

I have a cousin that was a promising rugby league player here in N.S.W.

Life decided other choices for him but he became a committed and well respected ‘touch footy’ player.

In what can only be seen as a lapse of all reason he took part in a full-contact, for charity rugby league event.

It nearly killed him.

To bring it home, now think of our Wing Chun training and then think of genuine violence.

Anyone for a quick game of Ice Hockey?

 

… to be continued

 

TRAIN YOUR WEAKNESS’

WORK TO YOUR STRENGTH.

 

WHAT KIND OF DAY IS IT FOR YOU?

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