A journey of a thousand fathoms…

Posted: 17th February 2008 by Chuck Flysh in Tim-Dô

… starts with the first step over the edge.

Tim-dô is, as I may just have mentioned before, the best thing since sliced Bleurgers. But why would you want to believe me? I’ll just have you answer that question yourself.

In Tim-dô the aim is to break your adversary’s will by posing him into submission. Basically there are two kinds of moves: Offensive (pointing one or more fingers) and defensive (blocking the pose with the palm of your hand). One of the basic rules of Tim-dô is to not touch your opponent ever, or else they’ll win by default.
So how do you win a match of Tim-dô when you can’t leave the other guy squirming in agony in his own pool of blood? It is much like a game of rock-paper-scissors gone wild. If you do not quickly deflect your opponent’s move and counter with a strong attack yourself, you won’t look too potent to the audience and the referee. This is another basic rule of Tim-dô: Look smug. Look professional. Look good.

How do Tim-dô professionals judge, then? What you need to learn is of course a basic set of moves to switch between. So, here is your first figure to learn:

The Sparrow

The Sparrow is the most basic of all moves. Extend your right arm to its full length in front of you and point your index finger at the opponent. Keep your legs steady but comfortable, you won’t need them for this move. While it may look to be full of openings, you will always have your left hand free to block whatever your opponent may be throwing at you or to retaliate against an attack. A variation is the Lefty-Sparrow, where you use your left hand to point and keep your right hand on standby.

Memorise and practise this one till next time, when we’ll have a look at the history of Tim-dô and the second move: The Phoenix.

  1. Rince says:

    I will memorize THE SPARROW. From this day and onwards it will be my main intrest in spreading the word.