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Moves

Iki-Ashi, step back

Iki-Ashi is the step backward: Iki-Ashi is simply a step back ... well, it's a little more complex than that but the idea is there. However as for Ayumi-Ashi, we will use our Hara to retreat Indeed ...

Moves

Tsugi Ashi: Chased step

Tsugi Ashi, not hunted ... is a displacement that is used quite naturally in karate when one wants to approach or move away from the opponent without changing guard, a bit like Yori Ashi. With the difference that this time, ...

Moves Ayumi-Ashi in Kibadachi

Ayumi-Ashi, taking a step forward

Ayumi-Ashi is a movement that may seem very simple because it is the one that corresponds most to natural walking. Indeed, Ayumi-Ashi is simply a step forward. The essential difference compared to natural walking is ...

kicks Mikazuki Geri, The Crescent Kick

Mikazuki Geri, Crescent kick

Mikazuki Geri is the crescent kick ... that is, the foot describes an arc (a crescent!) To reach the opponent. However, even if the trajectory of the foot is circular and reaches the opponent on the side, Mikazuki Geri is ...

Strikes Mawashi Empi Uchi

Empi Uchi: Nudge

Empi Uchi or the elbow ... is a very powerful technique of attack or against very short distance (hand-to-hand). For all Karate techniques, I often explain that everything starts from the center of the body, ...

Strikes Mawashi Tetsui Uchi, the circular hammer punch

Tetsui Uchi, Iron hammer strike

Tettsui Uchi, the iron hammer or the hammer of hand ... is a technique little known to the general public, but yet extremely powerful and quite easy to achieve. Tetsui Uchi is easy to achieve because very natural: If you ...

kicks

Knee lift in kicks

Kicks, how to lift the knee: I wanted to write this article and make a short video to provide some clarification regarding the lifting of the knee in kicks from the front and side. Indeed when we ...

Moves Yori Ashi, not dragged in Kiba Dachi

Yori Ashi: Dragged step

Yori Ashi: dragged step: Yori Ashi or dragged step is not very easy to achieve. Indeed beginners tend to make a kind of jumping instead of taking a stride. Often they ...

Strikes Uraken Uchi

Uraken Uchi: Backhand of fist

Uraken Uchi or the backhand ... is a karate technique that is simple enough to perform but deserves serious attention. In fact, if it is poorly done, you can quickly hurt your elbow, shoulder ...

kicks

Yoko Geri: Side kick

Yoko Geri, the kick aside ... is in my opinion one of the hardest kicks to achieve. Kicking the side does not seem very complicated and it's true that with ...

Stances Kiba Dachi's Profile

Kiba Dachi, the Roman art of Karate

Kiba-dachi, the Roman art of karate: After ZenKutsu Dachi and Kokutsu Dachi, Kiba dachi is the third fundamental stance in karate, but this time the weight of the body is not on the front leg or on the back leg ...

kicks

Mawashi Geri: Round House Kick

Mawashi Geri, the circular kick: By starting this article, I realized that it was almost 3 months that we had not approached foot technique, since Mae Geri, the kick in front ...

Stances

Kokutsu Dachi: Back leg flexed

Kokutsu Dachi: basic stance, back leg flexed We have already studied in previous articles, Zenkutsu Dachi stance, with the front leg bent. We will now study the second fundamental stance you need to know: Kokutsu ...