Joong Do Kwan 2015

Joong Do Kwan 2015
Joong Do Kwan School of the Middle Way

25 Apr 2008

Dan-gun: Middle Block Drill

Middle Block Drill

I've been invited to do an interview for the Australasian Taekwondo Magazine, and have been trying to organise some photos of myself and my students. It's really difficult to capture good shots. This is one taken during a drill featuring a middle block done as a defence against a front lunge punch - a requirement for yellow belts in my system.

Jacqui's left hand in an open palm position was to show her that she could use her back hand to deflect other strikes, and is a transition before she traps the extended strike and 'blocks' her opponent's nose with her right fist.

6 comments:

supergroup7 said...

Well Colin.. that's a good picture, it's nice and clear, and has great triangulation of the people. The only concern that I have is how "busy" the background is. I found my eyes distracted by the rectangular container in the background, and the grey bars. It's not a bad picture, but I wonder if you could find one that has a more supportive background.

Colin Wee said...

Like I said ... it's a challenge! Colin

Colin Wee said...

The only concern that I have is how "busy" the background is. I found my eyes distracted by the rectangular container in the background, and the grey bars.

Unfortunately, the wheely bin is chained to the pillar and is therefore a part our training area. :-(

Colin

Potatoe Fist said...

I think it's awesome that you'll be in a magazine! Good on you!

Colin Wee said...

Thanks for the compliment.

If I had my preference, I'd keep to myself and isolate my group from the rest of the martial arts world. But over the years, every time I reach out, I meet wonderful people and have gained so much. I have grown from my sticking my neck out. Hopefully the article would be a beacon pulling more people onto the blog. One can only hope. :-)

Colin

Mathieu said...

It's really hard to get good shots.

I find that unless you're on a beach, the shots are not cute enough. Australia sure has plenty of outdoors opportunity to enjoy. I'm sure you'll think of something!