We all have seen movies based on Martial Arts and have been fascinated with all the moves done by the actors. What we really don’t understand is the real concept of performing such move. We[including me] watch the movies and appreciate. A little more effort is required to understand the real purpose.
Learning Martial Arts is not just about practicing and performing impressive moves. The real intention of the art you are practicing is to understand the moves so that you can perform it when you need to save your life! When you learn the Art, it is important that you ask your instructor to explain the concept so that you learn it the right way.
For example: The Crescent Kick is primarily used for blocking an arm or leg of your opponent. But in the recent times, students assume it is used like any other kick i.e, to attack.
Thus, for any Martial Artist, it is important to learn the basic concept so that you can really expand your knowledge. Martial Arts should be learnt not for the sake of learning, but to really understand the real purpose of doing any move. So, the next time you go to your Dojo, ask your Sensei to help you understand the concept and not just for the purpose of Sport.