Training Methods

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Kata-Based Sparring: Fukyugata Ich Drill 3

Here is another kata-based sparring drill from Fukyugata Ich. We are working using the high blocks in the kata as defense against lapel grab and strikes to the head from a clinch situation. We have a lot of fun with this one. Man, it really tires you out. We are having a blast, and students are really seeing how the kata comes to life in these live training drills. Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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Lionel Froidure's picture

Karate and Elastic workout

Hi guys, 

I am often using an elatic on my workout to improve my karate. It's really usefull especially when I don't have a patner around on holidays. 
Are you using an elastic too? 

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Lionel Froidure's picture

Kettelbell karate workout

Hello guys,

As I don't have Ishi-Sashi at home, I am using kettelbell and it's working pretty well.

Here some exercices part of my weekly routine. 

What do you think about it?

Wish you a great week-end.

Lionel

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Kata-Based Sparring: Fukyugata Ich Drill 2

Applying the windup for the low block as a parry-grab and elbow strike defense against an attempted choke in a clinch scenario; drilling it in a kata-based sparring drill. I also discuss using other combative principles from other kata to deal with other things that might happen in an altercation. We are working on not being trapped by the kata but using combative principles from various kata to deal with various situations. We are gradually progressing in our live training, and we are thoroughly enjoying the training. 

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Kata-Based Sparring: Fukyugata Ich Drill 1

Hello,

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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!

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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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andyscriven's picture

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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