Training Log- Kobudo Concepts

Kobudo training with the bo, tonight!

Concepts from karate translate to kobudo…or vice versa…?

Body placement and stance are in effect here, as well as those circles we talk about. Awareness is very important, in this case body and weapon awareness.

Bo is a great tool because it translates to almost any size stick.




Training notes-karate class kick drills

We worked on some basic kick defense drills. First using an open hand parry adn then blocking with legs.

Remember to focus on having a good foundation AND good balance. One of the big take-aways from these drills is recovering balance as well as practicing some defense moves.

Tight fingers & timing are important when using the always body positioning is key!



Timing, balance and recovery are also hard when using legs, but legs defenses are usually more practical…


Stance, alignment and recovery need to be always in your mind when training.

Karate training notes – basic combos circle theory

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.