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.
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:
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 🙂
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.
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