Episode 53 – From Technique to Principle

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Episode 53 – Technique to Principle
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In this episode of Hiyaa, we delve into a fairly important concept in the martial arts, the journey from Technique to Principle.

In addition to this thought-provoking discussion, we look at some news, dive into the mailbag and more.

Welcome to Episode Fifty Three of Hiyaa!! THE Martial Arts Podcast – The "We CAN get there from here" Show!

Welcome back co-host Craig Kiessling and previous guest Arron Martin for more epic mouth-boxing as we attempt to detail the ride from simple technique to mastery of principle in martial arts.

So turn on your baby filtering devices and listen up!

Technique to Principle

Show Notes

Links to more information about some of the things we mention during the show. BTWBlue = Video! 🙂

In the Opening


Topics & Things

In the Discussion


Topics & Things

  • Transition a technique to a usable principle
  • Martial arts tools and mastery
  • Single Change (Single Palm Change of Baguazhang done three ways)
  • Baguazhang
  • Northern Shaolin
  • Visualizing an opponent
  • Applying variations of techniques or body movements
  • Hiyaa Word of the day is Pedagogy
  • Self correction and accepting correction
  • Continue learning by applying new variables
  • You can do the technique differently every time provided you don’t violate the principles
  • XingYi Quan
  • Craig says "The Magic is in the transitions" frequently to his students
  • Tracking the middle joints
  • Learn basic outside application
  • Learn to apply the same application on the inside
  • Using the variations of the same application for various attacks
  • Keep experimenting because you’ll never be able to cover all of the variations
  • Experiment with range
  • Turning punches to grabs
  • Grind it out to achieve mastery
  • Remember, in the end everyone is self-taught
  • Creativity in training is important
  • Can your empty hand technique be applied to a weapon? And vice versa?
  • How bad do you want to hurt the opponent?
  • Leopard Strike
  • Aaron covers his Know-Slow-Flow-Low-Go concept


In the Closing

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