This is usually the first technique taught in the dojos, and certainly the technique that will continue to perfect throughout his life of karateka. This is really a fundamental technique from which many others like Nukité, Ura Zuki, Tate Zuki ...
In short, believe me, keep working on your Choku Zuki.
Your whole body will be forged, as well as your mind. You will become stronger, more stable, more precise thanks to the work of Choku Zuki.
We will now break down Choku Zuki
Decomposition of Choku Zuki:
To avoid making mistakes in my explanations between the left and the right and not to confuse the mind, I will choose for example to explain to you Choku Zuki with the right fist. The other side being equivalent, you will be able to draw the parallel and adapt the explanation to the left side.
The right fist therefore, starts from the Ikite position, against the hip, the palm turned upwards.
As for many techniques in karate, if that's not all, the technique is not going to leave the fist, but from the center of the body : we will print a fast hip rotation from right to left (The right hip advances, the left moves back). Attention, this rotation has only very little amplitude, it is more a vibration which will spread to the trunk and drag the right arm forwards and backwards. We let go then fist right towards the target with a trajectory straight, elbow tight to the body. At the same time, the left fist goes back to the hip (Ikité). Care should be taken to keep shoulders relaxed and relaxed. The movement stops at impact after a wrist rotation. We end with the right arm palm turned to the ground and the left arm facing up. During kime, the abdominals are strongly contracted, the back (Glued scapula) and the dorsal muscles (underarm muscles) in order to lock the arms in the shoulder joint.
The arm is never fully stretched. The elbow is still slightly bent to protect the joint that should never reach the stop.
Choku Zuki can work on bag or Makiwara (Punching Pot). But if you start, I do not recommend this type of training, because you will focus on your fist, while your Zuki must literally "Get out" of your belly (Hara).
It is better to work in a vacuum and learn how to channel all his energy in the fist who hits. So you will improve your Kime and your stability.
Do not forget to lock your joints at the time of kime because when working in the vacuum you risk injury if you let your joints come to a stop.
That's it, I hope you'll understand that Choku Zuki is really essential for your karate training. Whatever your level, you must work your Zuki as often as possible.
All karate is summarized in this technique, it is la fundamental technique
Here now the video that I prepared you on Choku Zuki, I show you all the details and you explain the mistakes not to commit with practical exercises for your training.
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(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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