Have You Ever?

Have you ever heard the following:

"You need to know you form backwards and forwards."

It literally means that you need to know your form inside out....be able to do it in your sleep, blindfolded, etc., right?

Our sister school came up to our class last Saturday for one of their student's black belt test. During the candidate's test, their instructor invited one of his blue belts onto the floor to demonstrate something different than what any of us has ever seen.

She did one of her forms backwards.

Now can you say that you know your form backwards and forwards?


Perpetual Beginner said...

Backwards - no not really, but I'm working on it.

I can do several of my forms in mirror-image, though, with left switched for right.

If I get them both down, then it's time to work on mirror-imaged in reverse!

CrimsonPhoenix said...

Intersting. I've never tried any of my forms in mirror-image.

I have found out rather quickly that taking a form and doing it backwards takes a good bit of planning though. It's rather frustrating.