UNDERSTANDING PROPER RANGE IN MARTIAL ARTS
One of the biggest challenges in the martial arts is understanding proper range of your weapons. A sawed off shotgun might be great at close range, but is completely worthless at long range. One of the best examples of understanding range is from the movie "The Hunt For Red October" starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. In the film, there was a scene where a torpedo was launched at the submarine. Captain Ramius (Sean Connery) ordered the helmsman to move the sub right towards the torpedo which seems like a suicide move. However he knew that the torpedo only arms itself after a certain range. Therefore he knew if he could intercept it before it got to that range, it would just bounce off the hull. That's exactly what happened because he understood the range of the weapon. So to sum it all up, know your range! Anyway watch the video to see what it's all about and while you're at it, watch the movie as well. It's a great classic starring a legendary actor!