Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Isn't there a kyu test in less than 2 weeks?
I've decided to keep big room "A" through May. After that if classes don't have better attendance I can't see the reason to pay for the big room. We'll have to move into B or E depending on availability. This is your decision!
Today we had 2 white belts who are taking their 1st test, one yellow belt taking her 2nd test and 1 yellow belt taking his 3rd test. We went over all the basics for all three kyu levels.
Kata - Heian Shodan, Nidan and Sandan
Kumite - both 1 step and 3 step kumite.
We then did some footwork.
Sen practice - farther distance with kicks
Close distance with koroshi.
Friday, April 15, 2011
- Age-uke (w/ rotation) ~ Gyaku-zuki (w/ rotation) ~ Choku-zuki (w/ vibration)
- Soto-uke (w/ rotation) ~ Gyaku-zuki (w/ rotation) ~ Choku-zuki (w/ vibration)
- Shuto-uke (w/ rotation) ~ Gyaku-zuki (w/ rotation) ~ Shuto-uke (w/ rotation)
- Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki w/ Nagashi-uke (sweeping block)
- Sen using Gyaku-zuki w/ Nagashi-uke, against Kizami-zuki
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
3 more weeks till the exam!
Kizami-zuki ~ Gyaku-zuki (in place, Zenkutsu-dachi)
Mae-geri ~ Same leg Mae-geri (in place, Heisoku-dachi)
Mae-geri ~ Oi-zuki
1-2 Punch (Kizami-zuki ~ Gyaku-zuki)
Gyaku-zuki ~ Mae-geri
* Combinations: focusing on smooth continuation using breathing and floor pressure.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm not spending much time going over the exam requirements. It's your responsibility at this point that you know all the things you're supposed to do. Ask me any questions or problems if you have some, and I may go over some of those in the class. If not, please work on them on your own or take private lessons.
Also, I'm trying to give you some tools that you can use in competition sparring. These simple combination attacks are just that; simple but effective tools that you can apply in Kumite. Not only the exam but the regional tournament is coming up in 3 weeks!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
-Inner thighs connection/knees coming together
-Matching body action with technique ending & drop down to floor (floor pressure)
Yori-ashi Kizami-zuki ~ Gyaku-zuki (=A)
Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki ~ Kizami-zuki (=B)
Yori-ashi Kizami-zuki ~ Kizami Mae-geri (=C)
Combination attacks (A or B) against a target backing up
Combination attacks (B or C) against a target blocking