How quickly you can get to the target to deliver your technique is an important part of karate. Isolating “transport to target” will help you to improve this aspect of your karate. You want to focus and overload getting to the target faster. This video gives some ideas (which is most certainly nothing new) on how we can emphasise training to get to target faster! Go for it! #karinprinsloo#kumite#training#karate#jka#sajka#wkf
Whether you are competing in karate, do kumite sparring or defending yourself, nobody like to be kicked in the head! It’s not only dangerous but humiliating.
A. The first part of the video is about a nice little 3 point drill that helps you defend a front foot maswashi geri to the face.
1. Move towards the kick, break the line, counter attack kezame tsuki
2. Move back to block and counter gyaku tsuki
3. The opponent delivers an ushiro mawashi geri and defending by moving towards the closed side of the opponent , keeping close while countering gyaku tsuki.
In your training session let the opponent perform two front foot maswashi geris and one front foot ushiro mawashi geri to the target standing still. Secondly provide a moving target. Thirdly let the opponent move into the correct directions. Fourthly apply block and counter attacking.
B. The second part of the video is some ideas around defending against a front foot mawashi while sweeping the opponent’s supporting leg. Be sure to keep your defence up when approaching with the sweep.
Have a look at this highlights video from the KZN JKA championships is held annually as a combined club championships in KZN – Durban South Africa. The Tournament is a fantastic showcase of KZN’s karate students both big and small. It is a safe and exciting environment where many karate students get exposed to karate competition for the first time. #jka#sajka#pinetownjka#karinprinsloo#karate#kata#kumite
Karin Prinsloo – Dynamic Karate Training – Ladder Drills.
Ladder drills don’t only add an exciting component to a karate class, but help develop vitally important skills for any karate-ka namely agility, foot speed and balance.
Agility is the ability to change the position of the body quickly and with control. This helps karate-ka evade an attack and counter, change angles of attack or defend and counter against multiple assailants.
Balance is the ability to retain the centre of mass above the base of support when stationary (static balance) or moving (dynamic balance).
Any karate-ka will know the importance of agility and balance. How to improve this: 1) Practice kihon, kata and kumite. 2) Try over emphasize agility and balance requirements with high repetition e.g. ladder drills.
Tip: When performing patterns on the ladder, try and simulate karate technique e.g. Arms in the correct fighting position, legs in a fighting stance kamae where possible.
Over and above benefits: Cognitive: Improved concentration, vigilance and memory. Muscular: quicker muscle contraction, joint stability, improved cardio. And lastly, it is FUN. #karinprinsloo#karate#SAJKA#ladderdrill#agility