Friday, October 31, 2014

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Alive Training

It's FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today, let's talk about alive training, which I'll define as training where another person (or people) are trying to resist your technique.  Examples are, of course, the sport martial arts, but they're not the only alive training methodology.

Some folks believe that if your martial arts training isn't primarily "alive", then you aren't really training at all.  Other folks believe that, due to what they teach, "alive" training isn't necessary or even possible (think about the weapon arts, for example...)

So let me know what you think:

Is alive training required to learn a martial art?