Training Methods

Being in great physical and mental condition is a must for all martial artists. This forum is all about conditioning and developing high
levels of mental and physical fitness. The purpose of this forum is to help us all improve our training methods.

Les Bubka's picture

Hand eye & reflex drills

Hi all,

Yesterday we have been working on improving hand eye coordination and speed of the reaction. We use a set of tennis balls and a fome baton(racket).

My guys really enjoy this type of training, do you in your dojo have any interesting drills, I'm sure Iain will mention Beany the Basher :)

Kind regards

Les

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Paul_D's picture

Rowing Machine - help/tips

As my MA training is usually stop/start in nature (as the instructor stops the class to demonstrate techniques etc) my cardio fitness is somewhat lacking.  In an attempt to improve this I picked up a cheap rowing machine.  Whilst I am ok with the correct technique of how to row on it, I am in the dark as to how to go about using it effectively to improve my cardio.  I am sure, as with most things, there is a correct way to get the most out of the equipment,

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Drew Loto's picture

Introducing live training

You're teacher never encouraged live training, padwork, or sparring in your practice. As a result, now that you run your own club, you mainly focus on kihon, kamae, and partnered technical drills. But you've come to realize the need for live training for your students. Naturally, you have concerns. Without much experience with this type of training yourself, you are worried about being responsible for the safety of your students and your ability to guide them in development of their skills in this context. So, where do you begin? ...asking for a friend. ;)

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Finlay's picture

Holding and hitting

Hello Took a very short video of one of our drills the other night and thought I would share even though it may be basic to a lot of you The idea behind the drill is to practice holding and hitting the target area. I introduce this idea for Do San, but it can be found in many other patterns In the clip the drill is done with eyes open. The next stage is to ptactics with eyes closed without losing speed or power.

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dhogsette's picture

Chest Block Kihon Application Drill 3

Hello,

Here is a third drill exploring some possible applications for the outside and inside chest blocks, followed by a knee strike. In addition to helping students think of "uke" as striking in this case, the drill also seeks to help students be mindful of applications found in the wind up movements and transitions. Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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Les Bubka's picture

Passing Blocks - Drill

Hi all

Short clip on building coordination using passing block, Soto, Uchi Uke Gedan Barai then building on it with more complex techniques.

Kind regards

Les

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Les Bubka's picture

Pummeling

Hi all

Do you use pummeling in your karate? In my club it is a very important part of program, starting with the basics (in the clip) and building up  drills to control the oponent.

Kind regards 

Les

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dhogsette's picture

Chest Block Kihon Application Drill 2

Howdy,

Here is the second chest block kihon drill. The basic combination is chest block, reverse punch, lead-leg knee strike. We work that in traditional kihon fashion for speed, power, and technique. Then, we work this application with partners. It's a fun drill!

Best,

David 

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dhogsette's picture

Chest Block Kihon Application Drill 1

Hello,

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andyscriven's picture

Reading Kicks & Movement in Sparring.

Over the years I have played with several methods for training both students and myself to read the movement of an opponent in sparring. This particular drill has been very successful in my school in helping students watch their partners hip and shoulder movement. 

Read the kick mimics a blocking motion using a pad and gets the students used to being kicked at with power. 

I would love to know what other schools do and their methods.

Andy

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