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This week's Waza Wednesday goes over a drill for working uke-waza (receiving techniques) in an offensive manner, by incorporating them into a striking sequence, and it also features our California affiliate, Geoff Mires.
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,
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. ;)
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.
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!