Mirrors in the dojo.

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by dori_kin_86, Aug 7, 2004.

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  1. dori_kin_86

    dori_kin_86 Hu Flung Pu

    Anyone know the purpose of mirrors in a dojo? I've never seen the purpose of them, but others may have a different explanation.
  2. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    Didn't we do this thread just last week? :rolleyes:
  3. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Smile, laugh, be happy!

    In short they let YOU see what YOU are doing. Many people have no acclamation with their body, which means that even though they can understand what they are supposed to do, that it is not certain that they are doing it, I.e. a straight punch going out to the side over their shoulder instead of in front of their body. They're great for narcissists too.
  4. Guerilla Fists

    Guerilla Fists New Member

    Also its useful for instructors to teach movements while performing along with their students a given tech, kata, mat drill, etcetera.
  5. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    to perfect your form. mirrors play a big part in shadow boxing because you can see exactly where you are going wrong in your techniques.
  6. alex_000

    alex_000 You talking to me?

    Yep you can't shadow box correctly without a mirror..
  7. Yama Tombo

    Yama Tombo Valued Member

    I usually just thought that my instructor was just a "pretty boy" for having those mirrors in our dojo. :D :rolleyes: ;)
  8. surgingshark

    surgingshark Valued Member

    A certain student I know uses it to fix his hair every time he does groundfighting :p
  9. morphus

    morphus Doobrey

    I think arts(mostly striking) & artists that like to be as athetically pleasing as poss' would be the ones that would use a mirror. Those that only care about knocking ten kinds of mucky stuff out of the opponant wouldn't use them too much.

    A mirror(pun intended) of this would be the body builder & the power lifter??? Any thoughts?
  10. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    actually, i see more thai boxing and boxing gyms with mirrored walls than dojos and kwoons
  11. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Shark!! Long time no post dude!! Hey everyone, do a search before making a new thread once in a while.
  12. alex_000

    alex_000 You talking to me?

    Shadowboxing is propperly done with a mirror. It doesn't matter if you're Brad Pitt , Ed'o Neel , or John Candy. If you wanna do it properly , you'll do it with a mirror.
  13. morphus

    morphus Doobrey

    Too true - i never thought of that & totally agree!!
  14. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    When we do multiple-attacker drills (in the center of a circle of attackers) they are useful for keeping an eye on the people behind me.
  15. morphus

    morphus Doobrey

    Don't that kind of defeat the object??? Just asking...
  16. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

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