Author Topic: Skills and techiques.  (Read 1348 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

May 12, 2008, 03:24:56 PM
Read 1348 times


  • Posts By Osmosis

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 2151
  • Karma:
  • Personal Text
    The Knight of Wands
    • View Profile
I've had a lot of PM's and chats regarding martial arts form, various skills and techniques among other things. One problem I had was that common terminology seemed to be warped somewhat. Let me just clarify using an example everyone can understand.

A skill is the goal of a bunch of techniques. An example of this might be a lay-up in basketball.
A technique is the things you perform in order to accomplish the skill.

In this example, the "technique" would be multiple things just as jumping the right distance, putting enough spin on the ball and releasing at the right time.  Techiques is often inter-changeable with words such as "sub-routine". A mark of a trained, competent athelete is often how much attention they pay to the "technique". In martial arts, this is marked by perfect form executed quickly and effectively.

 Just thought I'd share.
The IneptInitiate

I got a hot girl and the coolest band I know. I gotta bad habbit of smoking before the show.
I got music I got friends I trust and love. I get into a lot of fights and now my knuckles are all fucked up.....