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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 ...

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Karate Kata: the 30 Katas from Shotokan

Karate Kata: the 30 Katas of Shotokan Many of you ask for documents about Katas and I understand you. Indeed, it is so convenient to have an educational support to refine the details of a Kata or to ...

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 ...

Kata 1st dan Heian Sandan: double blocking

Heian Sandan: anchor your positions !!!

Heian Sandan: anchor your positions !!! Heian Sandan is in my opinion the kata of the basic positions of Shotokan Karate, with the appearance for the first time of Kiba-Dachi, the position of the rider and the Heisoku Dachi position ...

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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 ...

Combinations Kihon Circle alternation contraction / relaxation

Kihon: Combination of punches

Chaining Karate ... Here is a sequence of Kihon that should please you. Indeed it is again based on hip work, but also on the principle of the alternation between contraction and relaxation that we find ...

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 ...