I had the meal with Kim Taek so and his wife last week, but the talk was mainly archery. His wife is Olympics gold medalist and we meet with Archery people who sponsored her to NZ.
But I did a few questions in, I asked what player he respected the most and who is the best. He said Kong Liqhiu player he feared most and best current player Ma Lin. He said when he was number 3 Waldner was 1 and Perrson was 2. He said best current Korean was Oh followed by Joo.
Better news is that he came and ran one of our coaching sessions, and gave a speech before we started. He spoke for 15 minutes so here is rundown on what he told was the key important factors in TT.
1) Firm grip on blade but loose fore arm and upper arm. Hard to do but I am trying. Blade should not move in hand!!
2) Be aggressive, even with your pushes be positive push fast and hard always put your opponent under pressure.
3) Loop with elbow bent ( that is unlocked not open ) and always lower than the hand. Hit the ball at the top of the blade and run it down the blade and off at the bottom of the blade. He says not to loop round the ball but hit into the 11 o'clock on the back of the ball. Always spin the ball no slapping.
4) Arm and hip to together going forward.
I know most of this we have all heard before but from the horses mouth maybe we might listen more!!!
He say other things so ask me questions and I will see if anything springs to mind.
PS He is back in a month or so I can get more from him next time.
thats great information Greg, I always enjoy when Joo chops on his forhand and how he keeps it low ,how does he do that so well? is there a target he goes for or is it more about just being aggressive in this area as well? (see you at the NZ Veterans
) and ill let you try the BBC Fiddler) . If my games are finished Ill try and put some long Pimple Ox on and get you or Greg Letts have a go lol) at this time its wishfull thinking
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