Today we will do a Kihon with only defensive techniques with basic positions.
We will do very simple techniques: Gedan barai en Zenkutsu Dachi ; Uchi Uke en Kokutsu Dachi et Soto Uke en Kiba Dachi.
This is a basic sequence but as I already told you, the purpose of the Combinations Kihon is to work well its bases, to work its ranges. This type of basic work is essential in your progress, it allows to establish your foundations to solidify them to evolve and build your knowledge.
We will thus realize this sequence in this order:
To learn well we will first start with the techniques of the upper body without moving, that we will repeat several times and then we will only move to feel its balance and the connection with the ground and we will end by bringing together the top and the bottom by doing the whole sequence.
Once the sequences are mastered, we will accelerate the pace to work on explosibility.
Be careful when I say accelerate the pace I do not say to do everything hurriedly. Do not do anything. In fact I want to talk about being faster in the realization of each technique.
I purposely worked explosively only on defensive techniques because I have often seen my students put force on attacking techniques only. For example, if I ask them to do Shuto Uchi Track Gyaku ZukiI often see a slow-motion Shuto followed by a very fast Zuki while the defense technique is as important as the counter-attack.
Well, now is the time to put on your kimono, and follow your course on video.
I am very happy to present this new video for several reasons; First of all because it's been a long time since I did not publish a course in video, but also because it was shot in the new dojo that we just arranged for Karate-Blog.net. It's a mix between a dojo and a recording studio, in short, the big class 🙂
See you soon. (Do not forget to warm up before with the advice I give you in the ABCs of warming up , my book to download for free 😉)
I am often asked for examples of Kihon; I will try, now that I have a new dojo :-), to make videos more regularly, but you can also create yourself your Kihon using your Kata for example: You just take a sequence of 3 or 4 techniques from a Kata and you work it like a Kihon to really improve it.
Remember that you must persevere and if you do not succeed in a technique correctly, it does not matter, continue, do not be distracted. The next time think about it and try to perfect yourself. It is necessary to persevere in order to learn from your mistakes to make the movements become an automatism and be the most perfect possible.
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