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Koken – 弧拳

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Back of the wrist strike or (Bent wrist strike) – By bending the hand inward to the fullest extent, the wrist can become a powerful weapon. It can be used against the opponent’s punching arm as a block ( can be seen in katas like; Suparinpei, Sanseiru, Shinpa and… ) or to strike his face … Read more

Kosa Dachi – 交差立

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Kosa-dachi (Crossing stance or Crossed Leg Stance) From Moto-dachi, bring the back leg forward so that the back knee is tucked in to the back of the front knee, with only the toes and ball of the back foot on the floor. The back foot is out to the side (in 45 degree angle) of the … Read more

Acupressure

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Acupressure balances the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along energy channels. The term “pressure” is misleading, since acupressure actually uses a very light touch. A practitioner uses her fingertips to make contact with the body. It’s the location of the contact that’s important, not the amount of pressure. Some people like firm, … Read more

13 Fundamental points in kata

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13 Fundamental points in kata that must be considered while practicing   Yoi no Kishin – Preparing one’s mind –  Readiness, concentration, will, and determination against opponent before starting kata. Chikara no KyoJaku – Strength, power – Correct method in using power, the amount of power used for each kata movement and position. Waza no KanKyu … Read more

How to Perform Front Kick “Mae Geri”

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How to Perform Front Kick “Mae Geri” Please follow the steps below; Position yourself in left or right “Moto Dachi Chudan Gamae” Begin by bringing your knee up and forward Once your leg is up in the air, it’s time for the kick Snap the leg forward at your target, while rolling your hips forward … Read more

Makiwara and how to use it!

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   Makiwara is a punching board. It is a piece of equipment essential in toughening the hands, strengthening the wrists and giving training in hand techniques. A makiwara consists of a straight board with the top portion fitted for punching. The board itself is made from a seven or eight foot long four-by-four, cut diagonally so … Read more

Sensei ( Who is Sensei in Karate )

…The relationship of Sensei to the dojo is very difficult to define as it encompasses many aspects of life. The character of Sensei must flow through the student at many levels and reach to the far corners of the student’s life. A Sensei is sometimes a parent figure, and may advice, or even chastises students. … Read more

Making a fist

To make a fist, start by folding the fingers so that the tips reach only to the base of the fingers. Then continue to fold the fingers inward until the tips are pressed tightly into the palm. Press the thumb firmly over the second joint of the index and middle fingers. The little finger is … Read more