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 Post subject: Re: Knee Continuation
 Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:47 am Post Number: #21 Post
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John, thank you for the link.

I like that quote from mo " soft knees carry corners " it makes a lot of sense. I often find when I stand up on a shot or am too aggressive to the line I either throw it past the breakpoint or the ball is still hooking into the pocket thus creating bad pin carry.

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 Post subject: Re: Knee Continuation
 Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:51 am Post Number: #22 Post
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JMerrell wrote:
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I've been coached/ been coaching for years and never heard of the term knee continuation. I understand it now, and its something else in the bowling approach I can troubleshoot on myself and others. By no means am I certified but I try and help the willing whenever I can. Thanks again for another really good video. ;)


Certification is a noun that refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization....validity always being somewhat subjective.

Helping the willing whenever you can.........PRICELESS!


I personally believe you don't need to be qualified to be a good coach. Knowledge and Intelligence (and sporting IQ) aren't always represented by a piece of paper, and just because someone has their piece of paper doesn't mean they automatically make a good coach.

I've taught at University level and met many an academic with absolutely no clue about how to teach or impart information to their students, and the same can be said for some of the bowling coaches (and golf coaches etc.) i've met. Great bowlers, not so great at coaching or sharing ideas.

I've learnt a lot from how Jim goes about it with his individual analysis, and i can't think of a better role model.

Re Knee Continuation, i've found that when bowlers get the fundamentals right (especially timing with a good pivot step and slide), this is almost an automatic occurance. So getting back to my original post, maybe they misunderstood what Chris Barnes meant, or he was trying to control it for a (very) specific reason.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:20 pm Post Number: #23 Post
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I personally believe you don't need to be qualified (I think you meant certified) to be a good coach. Knowledge and Intelligence (and sporting IQ) aren't always represented by a piece of paper, and just because someone has their piece of paper doesn't mean they automatically make a good coach.

I've taught at University level and met many an academic with absolutely no clue about how to teach or impart information to their students, and the same can be said for some of the bowling coaches (and golf coaches etc.) i've met. Great bowlers, not so great at coaching or sharing ideas.

I've learnt a lot from ho


Just as Joni Mitchell wrote

"we don't need no papers from the City Hall keepin' us tied and true"
I agree with you.

On the topic of certification, when I took the bronze seminar, about 1/3 of the folks there already had outstanding credentials, accomplishments, and knowledge, their acumen was forged in the crucible of real life experience and association with masters.
I'm sure the certification was a formality and in some cases, their employers wanted them to get the paper.

Almost every would be coach (myself included) needs a Mr Miagi in my opinion.
Some of the most gifted coaches that I'm aware of have paid homage and acknowledged mentors and influences.

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 Post subject: Re: Knee Continuation
 Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:00 pm Post Number: #24 Post
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Good thread, JMerrell also posted about this in my video. At first I thought it was a bad thing, but I love it now! :)

I have knee issues in my slide leg so having that continuation to a point helps cushion the slide and stop on the finish step.


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