Technique of the Week (March 31st, 2008)
It is a common error for the feet to generally be slow even in a full speed/full power technique.
Quick hands, while also key, are unlikely to make up for the time lost by slow feet.
(It is helpful however, as an exercise from time to time, to step slowly while preparing the block
or punch and then blocking or punching with power, this allows us to experience/feel
the step-first-then-punch aspect of training.)
A relevant visualization is that while we are stepping and, then, completing our technique
(whether it be a block or strike), our opponent is continuing his attack. The quicker we step
and block/strike the better chance we have of striking before the attackers next strike
or completely blocking that second attack before it can achieve full extension and power.
Keep moving forward.