Holistic & Practical Pad Drill
Karate should be practical for all ranks. Check out this footage of my martial arts 11 students. (Martial Arts 11 is a credit course I teach at my high school). This holistic and practical pad drill includes mid-range striking, crashing in to clinch, a throw (o soto gari), strikes from a knee ride, and a juji gatame (arm lock). Why do some instructors teach air punching for years? Let's make karate practical as it was meant to be.
At the end of the video I share some thoughts on my approach to teaching beginners.