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.

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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Iain Abernethy's picture

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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Wastelander's picture

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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andyscriven's picture

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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Wastelander's picture

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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dhogsette's picture

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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dhogsette's picture

Fukyugata 1 Bunkai Pad Drill 3

Another simple but fun pad drill from the first basic kata in Matsubayashi, Fukyugata Ich.

Best,

David 

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dhogsette's picture

Fukyugata 1 Bunkai Pad Drill 2

Hello,

Here's a video for the second pad drill for training bunkai applications from Fukyugata Ich (the first basic kata in Matsubayashi). 

Best,

David 

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dhogsette's picture

Pad Drill for Opening Sequence of Fukyugata 1

Here's the first video in a series I'm making for developing pad drills to supplement bunkai training. I've taken key portions of the first basic kata in Matsubayashi, Fukyugata Ich, and have created some fun pad drills. 

Best,

David 

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Wastelander's picture

Limb Control Introduction Padwork Drill

Hello, everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday goes over a simple way to start incorporating basic limb control into padwork drills

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