Note that now we’re shifting stances. That equates to shifting weight and change body! Pay attention to your stances and keeping shoulders and hips in alignment. Start to pay attention to how the uke’s body responds. That will be more and more important!
We started our trip down kumite lane!! At WRKK we do most things from a defensive stand-point. So, usually we will approach it as we did last night, one attacks and the other defends. We will also do a more “traditional” type of sparring, as well.
Tonight we covered material for the next level, ippon kumite with a counter and an intro to kobudo with some bo warm up exercises and a couple of basic techniques.
Kumite – See!? All that talk about blocking with intent and looking for circles comes into play more now! Good clean blocks and don’t rush the counter…
Kobudo- a bit on the bo and common concepts that are in karate and kobudo. See the push/pull and the circles in the techniques? Kobudo helps with awareness, as you can see. Or probably feel, once or twice…
White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo in Austin, TX announces student promotions!
Students demonstrated their ability in karate, tuite, self defense, ippon kumite and kata as well as protocol and adaptability.
Hector Flores and Harry Hart passed the examination for 9th kyu in class tonight, as guests watched adding to the pressure. They performed all the techniques they’ve been learning over the months and proudly received dojo certificates of their promotion.
I’m very proud of Hector and Harry! The first ranking students of my new dojo in Austin!!
We added the combos from the basics into the 25 basics.
Recall that for sweep/punch/block if follows the same concepts found in other karate basics, extending and gathering power and momentum. Remember to recover your stance and pay attention to balance alignment!!
For the combos also remember to make all the techniques distinct and correct. Again, concepts need to be applied. Body positioning is always important.
Good round of basics with the addition of some combo techniques.
Remember, when doing the combos it’s better to slow up some and do the technique correctly, rather than shortcut it to try and keep up. Try not to slow the class down, but take the time you can to focus on the technique. So if you’r struggling, keep stepping but focus on the technique at hand…
Koteate intro went well. Remember to breathe and stay loose until the point of impact.
Protocol note:Remember when someone who outranks you demonstrates something, makes a correction or answers a question respond with “Hai!” and “Domo Arigato!” using the appropriate title.
Hubud went well with the addition of a drill to upset stances. Remember: the drill works both ways and on a couple of levels.
Tori needs to seek the right time to disrupt the uke’s balance
Uke (as always) can use this an opportunity to both practice intent and focus on an attack as well as using it as a drill to practice recovering balance.