Kihon: The ranges of Karateka
Everything is said in this title, kihon is the basic work of any karateka, like the scales for a musician.
Le kihon is a repetition of movements performed alone. Often performed online, students perform relentlessly the technique shown by the teacher and everyone must " self-correcting And seek to reproduce the perfect gesture. As and when repetition work, the musculature is forged as well as the mind to strive for perfection. The work of Kihon is very personalyou must be listening to your body and your feelings. Do not worry about other students, their level, their technique, you have to focus on yourself. It's a little selfish, but it's like that, you have to do a personal job
The goal of Kihon is to look for the perfect gesture. You must therefore focus on feeling your feelings and leaving nothing to chance. You must constantly seek to progress by tracking down every detail which could be improved in your gesture, but also in the exploitation of energy which is in you, in the phases of contraction, relaxation.
If we break down the Japanese word Kihonit literally means, the basis of energy. As I mentioned earlier, this is a basic piece of work. But beware, not a basic work in the "French" sense of the term, which would only be seen by beginners. No, the Kihon, is a basic job in the sense of foundation, foundation.
Ki = Energy of life or breath of life. It is not easy to describe what Ki is. This is all your internal energy that flows between the different meridians of your body, that's all that's "life" in you.
Hon= Basics or fundamentals. It is on Kihon that the Karateka will build his Karate. As you progress, you need to strengthen the foundations so that they can support the weight of your years of practice. The Kihons will allow you to learn the different techniques, positions, displacement, but also to improve them constantly. As your training progresses, your technical baggage increases and heightens, you must constantly go back to basics to not lose the essentials and to consolidate your foundations so you can continue to progress on a solid foundation.
"I owe it, by honesty to the reader, to tell you that the writing I do of Kihon is false. It is actually this ideogram 基本 that is right. The pronunciation is the same, but the meaning is very different. In reality, there is no KI in the sense of "breath of life" in the Kihon, it is only a basic work. I'm doing this word game with the ideogram 本 本 so that you always have in mind this part of inner search when you make Kihon. Hoping that I did not hurt anyone with this play on words, I think you will not hold me against it. 😉 »
The work of Combinations Kihon, should not be neglected and should represent a large part of the work in the dojos. This is not always the case and it is a shame because the essence of traditional karate is there.
As usual on this Blog, I have prepared a video with an example of a sequence in Combinations Kihon that you can practice at home. I chose a simple sequence with the techniques that we have already studied, and that will take you very little space (2 not).
Come on, all your kimonos, I find you on the video for a training of more than 20 minutes. See you soon.
(Do not forget to warm up before, thanks to the advice I give you in the ABCs of warming up , my book to download for free ;-))
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