This is a set of multiple videos (3). Pretty good. I’d definitely do them again.
Great breakdown. I’m going to have to watch this a few more times. I didn’t realize the chest thrusts forward.
It was good to go back and view this. I like the concept of blocking-it is not stopping, it is redirecting.
This is a great class for following along with blocking practice. Pick one of the senseis and mimic him as he blocks.
GREAT class because of the drills. Definitely do this class again. We need more classes like this one.
I’m not feeling very good AGAIN so I took this class at a moderate pace. I need to do this class again.
First time taking this class. It’s a bit different from the other classes. It is very good! Not much of a warm up, we get right into things! Very good!
I did this class tonight: Class 3 – Beginner Class Great class! Great for practicing downward blocks, knife strikes, upward blocks, getting in and out of back stance, punching, etc. Good warm up too. The time flew by.
I did this class: Class 2 – Beginner Class. It is a good full body workout Plenty of warm up that’s not too tough with breaks in the activity, then the instruction and that has breaks in the activity. Then practice stances.
I’ve not done Karate for 2 weeks-my lungs have just hurt too much and then the accompanying sleep needs. Working graveyards doesn’t help. What I need to do is not go out at night to places-cuz that’s how I picked up these 2 colds. : (
5/16/17. 05:07. Stealing some wifi at work.
Just watched this video again: ‘About Uke Waza (Blocking Techniques)’. It’s amazing how when one goes back and watches a video after having seen it once already & having practiced that one gets a little more in step w/the instruction.
Wikipedia states that there are categories of techniques:
These are called ‘Tachi-waza’.
There are 15.
Cat, hourglass, crane/crane-like
There are stances that are considered ‘preparatory positions’. There are 5 of those.
2. Blocking techniques.
These are called ‘Uke-waza’.
There are 27 types.
Roughly speaking, it appears the variations can be broken down into:
‘knife’ (and half-knife)
There are 5 blocks with the legs.
3. Striking techniques
This is called ‘Uchi-waza’
With the hands there are 44:
To various targets (head, sternum, clavicle, spleen, neck, side, etc.).
4. Kicking techniques
This is called ‘Keri-waza’ (good, because ‘kicking’ and ‘Keri’ both start with a ‘K’.
There are 26 types:
Front, back, side.
By movement (circular, sweep, jump, snap, thrust, flying etc.)