The training methods for badminton athletes in Indonesia are 180 degrees different from the training methods and patterns in China. In fact, Indonesia has been highlighted by the media there because of these differences.
One of the Chinese media, Sports Sina, discussed the journey of the legendary men’s doubles pair from Indonesia, Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan.
The two figures were praised by the Bamboo Curtain Country media regarding their achievements in the grand slam event. Interestingly, at the same time the media also discussed a little about badminton training patterns and methods in Indonesia.
They also compared the patterns and training methods of badminton athletes in Indonesia with those in China. As a result, the media perceives a very contrasting difference.
For them, the training pattern of the Bamboo Curtain Country badminton team is much more structured, emphasizing hard work that gets results and how proficient the hands are in using a racket.
In addition, there are also additional exercises for the purpose of improving physical fitness. This method does not only exist in China but also in other countries, even in European countries.
According to the Chinese media, the Indonesian badminton training pattern is too relaxed, does not have high intensity, and does not train strength, but only relies on training patterns such as competing in general to improve the proficiency of Indonesian athletes.
However, what is in the spotlight of the media is the fact that Indonesia and its athletes have still managed to become world champions and achievers even though with a much different training method.
Indeed, we have a lot of badminton athletes who have achieved good achievements from the past until now, for example Taufik Hidayat, the pair Markis Kido / Hendra Setiawan, until now Kevin Sanjaya / Marcus Gideon has always been in the spotlight.
In fact, recently the Badminton World Federation, BWF, awarded Liliyana Natsir alias Butet as the best female tennis player in the last decade.
It is inconceivable if Indonesian athletes imitate training methods and patterns like China and other countries. Or even, so far, the training methods for Indonesian Badminton athletes are the best. What do you think?