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Hello Marc.

I was wondering how would one go about finding the practical application of a taught technique, not necessarily kata, taolu etc but just a technique.

The common teaching method of 'You attack with technique number 1 = I defend with technique number 1, you attack using technique number 2 = I defend using technique number 2.....etc, to be a bit rigid. Plus a lot of the 'attack' are style based attacks e.g. karate defences for karate attacks, and not necessarily against attacks like smashing a bottle into someone's head.

Can a technique adhere to a common similarity in biomechanics, such that variations of it can be used for different situations please?

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The answer to your question is here:
Can a technique adhere to a common similarity in biomechanics, such that variations of it can be used for different situations please?

Yes.

Longer answer is you need to go here and read about diagnostics.

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/Technique.htm

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Street self-defense, crime avoidance and personal safety

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I grew up in the streets of Los Angeles in 'situational poverty.' I have dealt with criminals and violent people all my life -- both personally and professionally. I have written 15 books and 6 videos on surviving street violence. I was originally published under the name Marc Animal MacYoung. (Animal was my street name). I've taught police and military both internationally and within the US. I've lectured at universities, academies and done countless TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews. I'm a professional speaker on crime avoidance and personal safety. And I am an expert witness recognized by the US court system. My bio is at www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/marcmacyoung.html My abridged CV (Curriculum Vitae) is at http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/seminarEW.htm

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Too numerous to list here. My CV (for my expert witness work in court) is at http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/seminarEW.htm

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Read "In the Name of Self-Defense" the streets don't give a Ph.D in scuffle.

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