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Kihon: Combination of punches

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Sequense of Karate ...

here is a Kihon concatenation which should please you. Indeed it is once again based on hip workbut also on the principle of the alternation between contraction and relaxation that we find very often in karate.

In karate techniquesI already told you about it, there is two contractions or rather two releases of energy:

1. One at the beginning, which allows to initiate the technique
2. Another at the end of the technique at the moment of kime.

>>> All the rest of the time we must be as relaxed as possible.

a. You must be dénddu before the technique so as not to be blocked and thus prevent any movement,

b. You must be dénddu during the technique, so as not to slow it down. We must not seek to put force, on the contrary, we must seek to put the relaxation and the speed will come from itself. The more you will be déndduthe faster you will be.

c. You must be dénddu immediately after the technique, just after the kime, to allow any enchainement whatever it is. You must find yourself in the same state as before the technique, ie very dénddu.

It is a circle in which you alternate relaxation and contraction :Contraction / relaxation chaining

To fully understand this circle, you must see the blue arrows as moments of relaxation.
These moments represent almost the entire circle that is punctuated only twice by very brief contractions.

In your practice, whether in kihon, kata or kumite, you must constantly stay in this circle almost relaxation.

Often the practitioners are relaxed, then from No. 1, remain tense until the end of their performance whatsoever and suddenly lose a lot of energy and efficiency in their techniques.

Think about this circle and relax constantly!

Chaining of Kihon :

I prepared you a job basically: A string of karate based on fists.

I voluntarily chose not to add kicks because some of them have technical difficulties in achieving them and I wanted you to stay focused on relaxing work that we just mentioned.

The sequence I have concocted is based on simple techniques that you already know:

Oizuki -> Yori Ashi + Uraken Uchi -> Gyaku Zuki

But beware, even if these techniques are simple and do not require a lot of flexibility, their sequence will require a lot of looseness.

Indeed, just after Oizuki, you will have to quickly release your entire body and especially your hips to be able to push on the back leg again and make Yori Ashi.
That's what I call " let go".
All your body will have to be dénddu so that your arm can behave like a whip during the Uraken.

You finish your Uraken in Hanmi position (from 3 / 4 face) and will need right away loosen your hips so you can do Gyaku Zuki and finish in Shomen position (hips in front).

As you can see, the key words are: relaxation and relaxation.

Even if it's not obvious, you really need to look to feel this relaxation, almost to the "visualize":

This moment of total relaxation that one feels when one relaxes immediately after a muscle contraction.
It is this specific moment that you must try to record, in your body and your brain (not in your smartphone ;-)) in order to recreate it as often as possible.

Karate, especially the Shotokan, is often considered a martial art while contraction while it is only relaxation punctuated by very sharp contractions and very brief.

We will have the opportunity to talk again about relaxation and relaxation in Karatebut for the moment, place to practice with a training in video.

The time to spend a Karategi and to do some overheating well conducted thanks to the ABC of warm-ups and I'm all yours 🙂

>>> Download the video

Here, friends Karateka, I can only advise you to return often to do this kind of Kihon with always in mind:

«Relaxation !!! "

I advise you now to do some stretching before coming back to do this string of karateit will do you the greatest good.

Now, leave me a comment below, thanks!

See you soon,
Bruno

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8 comments

  1. I understand better this non-shifting of the head, it is not obvious in the application demonstrated I hear, but, even if feasible ... because the uraken is done after oi-suki of the hand before corresponding to the foot before 'where an offset is from the front foot inwards or from the back foot but 45 ° entering the attack ... less obvious than .. the uraken of the back hand automatically involves a shift of the front leg in protection of the head and body, the arm that has made oi zuki stays up in protection or feint and the back arm comes on it for uraken with ikité, another uraken could be taeming on a step forward, returning in the attack after oi-zuki.

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    Posted by jean lucienHello johnny and good note ..on this notion of headset shift on work in hanni, the concept of the dodge in sum we take out the head of the line of attack of the opponent even if ukà © does a counterattack .a +

    Posted by johnny young audiences
    Pay attention to your head during the uraken, while you work in Hanmi your head also starts at 45 °, sets a point far in front of you, that at Will balance your body and your technique.
    At the level of relaxation of the body, the term is perhaps bad choice, because it is necessary to maintain all the pressure between the techniques, but the members are in fact relaxed, finally everything That's vocabulary nothing is worth the sensations.
    amicalement
    johnny

    Hello Johnny and good note ..on this notion of shift of the head on hanni work, the concept of the dodge in sum we get out the head of the line of attack of the opponent even if uké is a counterattack .a +

    Posted by johnny young audiences
    Pay attention to your head during the uraken, while you work in your head starts to go to 45 °, set a point far ahead of you, it will balance your body and your technique.
    At the level of the relaxation of the body, the term is perhaps bad choice, because it is necessary to maintain all the pressure between the techniques, but the members are in fact relaxed, well it's all vocabulary nothing is worth the sensations.
    amicalement
    johnny

  2. Hello Johnny and good note ..on this notion of shift of the head on hanni work, the concept of the dodge in sum we get out the head of the line of attack of the opponent even if uké is a counterattack .a +

    Posted by johnny young audiences
    Pay attention to your head during the uraken, while you work in your head starts to go to 45 °, set a point far ahead of you, it will balance your body and your technique.
    At the level of the relaxation of the body, the term is perhaps bad choice, because it is necessary to maintain all the pressure between the techniques, but the members are in fact relaxed, well it's all vocabulary nothing is worth the sensations.
    amicalement
    johnny

  3. Posted by Bruno BandelierHello,
    Thanks for your wishes. Good year also.
    For the camera, I'm all alone, she's on one foot, but I've changed my camera. I will take the old one again!
    It is true that Yori Ashi is not easy to achieve by staying relaxed and letting work go from hips to arms.
    Tsugi Ashi, it's different, it's not hunted.
    Thank you for your compliments, I'm doing my best.
    Sincerely,
    Bruno

    yori ashi yes, but sometimes slightly shift the front leg to release opposite hip side of the front foot whiplash, so slight contraction side pelvis front in hanni + front leg in pressure that shifted, but rear hip is completely free for whip and this slight shift allows alignment for the hara and especially for kentos + low shoulders or mawachi techniques away yori ashi .. good luck bruno and good job

  4. Hello Bruno,

    I reiterate my best wishes for you and yours for the year that begins ...
    The video is interesting and it's unfortunate that there is a problem of focusing - permanent - the camera throughout the demonstration (you transfer the person who filmed you and take another, having him recalled in advance the principle of the development ...; D).
    The displacement - yori ashi - we use it a lot in aikido, tsuki, in the work with arms (jo or ken / bokken) or to come to seize the wrist (kote) of the partner. He is also called tsugi ashi (I hope I'm not wrong in saying that this displacement is codified, listed differently in karate and aikido ...). And, this "explosion" that results is, in fact, the result of a contraction - relaxation - contraction.
    Difficult to realize, because often the shoulders enter in contraction and remain it throughout the execution, thus decreasing considerably the power delivered in the tsuki and the work of the hips in hanmi followed by shômen is not of any rest either .
    In short, an excellent work built mainly on the feeling during the execution, so the practice, and not on explanations, oral or written, of these same sensations!
    Surprisingly, in your video (and your teaching skills) and through your explanations you manage to illustrate the goal to reach, the rendering, if you prefer.
    Nice job, Bruno. I thank you and wish that my little explanations transverse did not bother you. I say it with great humility and simplicity.
    See you soon.

    • Hello,
      Thanks for your wishes. Happy new year too.
      For the camera, I'm all alone, she is on one foot, but I changed my camera. I will take the old one again!
      It is true that Yori Ashi is not easy to achieve by staying relaxed and letting work go from hips to arms.
      Tsugi Ashi, it's different, it's not hunted.
      Thank you for your compliments, I'm doing my best.
      Sincerely,
      Bruno

  5. young audiences
    Pay attention to your head during the uraken, while you work in hanmi your head also starts at 45 °, sets a point far ahead of you, it will balance your body and your technique.
    At the level of relaxation of the body, the term is perhaps bad choice, because it is still necessary to maintain a pressure between the techniques, but the members are in fact relaxed, finally all that is vocabulary nothing is worth the sensations.
    amicalement
    johnny

    • Hello Johnny,
      Indeed I had noticed my head problem, more pronounced left and right. I'm going to work on my mental connection as you taught us at the Langres internship.

      For relaxation, the term "relaxed" is very well chosen instead 🙂 because it is an antonym of "tense" and this is precisely what I would like to show:
      In all techniques it is necessary to remove the tensions. And I think it's not just members who have to relax, but the whole body.
      But that does not mean that you can not stand up anymore, you do not have to go into extremes and be too "cool", you have to keep a martial attitude and maintain pressure in the Hara.
      I chose "relaxation" in opposition to "tension", but as you say, all these are just words.
      Sincerely,
      Bruno

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