Training Methods

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Kata-Based Sparring: Fukyugata Ich Drill 1

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Fukyugata 2 Pad Drill 3

Hello all,

Here's a fun, short bunkai pad drill based on the ending sequence of Fukyugata Ni. It's the last pad drill for this form (at least for now...LOL.) This drill incorporates parry and grab (the double chest-block motion), controlling the limb to set up a strike, and pulling the head into an upper-cut punch, ending in the final double-punch position of the kata. Short, sweet, and to the point. Once you get into a rhythm with your pad holder, it's really fun. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/30HLeXqAnmM

Best,

David 

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Fukyugata 2 Pad Drill 2

Here is a pad drill based upon the middle section of Fukyugata Ni. I like how it encourages students to consider other applications for "blocks," such as an uppercut punch for chest block and hammer fist for low block. It's a basic idea, but an important one for students to learn sooner rather than later. Using the pads makes those points more visceral for my students. Enjoy.

Best,

David 

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Fukyugata 2 Pad Drill 1

Hello,

In this video, I explain and demonstrate a pad drill I created based on the opening sequence of Fukyugata Ni, the second basic form in Matsubayashi Ryu. My students seem to like it a lot. Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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Adding power to pivot and pendulum kicks

Hi I thought I'd share another video to improve pendulum and pivot kicks.

I love a multi purpose drill and by adding the side lunge it actively stretches the hips and builds power in the supporting leg. My students love it!

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Tabata Training (my personal test)

For the last six weeks or so all sessions on the rower have been Tabatas (a very intense 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, repeat 8 times - damper on 10). They certainly increase anaerobic capacity, but the science also tells us they are more effective at increasing aerobic endurance than steady exercise over 60 mins! So today I tested that by doing 5000m (damper on 7) on the rower to see what my time would be.

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Chi-Ishi Techniques

Hello everyone,

This week, we're taking a look at a couple basic chi-ishi (stone mallet) exercises, and how they connect to karate techniques

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Round house kick - strength and conditioning drill

This is a drill I do with my students to develop flexibiity, strength and control when performing round kicks. The biggest mistake I see is when the kick is at full extenstion alot of students knee drops as they are unable to control their legs.

Hope you enjoy it

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Axe Kick Alternatives

Hello everyone,

This week, we are looking at kakato otoshi geri (heel drop kick), also known as the "axe kick," which is a popular sport fighting technique, but can be difficult for many people to use. In this video, we show two alternative methods of using this kick in sport fighting, which require less flexibility to perform than the standard axe kick.

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Fukyugata 1 Bunkai Pad Drill 4

Here is the last pad drill from Fukyugata Ich, the first basic kata in Matusbayashi. 

Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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