Category Archives: Kicking

Mae-Geri-Kekomi (Front Thrust Kick)

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Oct 27 2017 Kihon Drill Mae Geri Keage – Kekomi

I went back and did this lesson.  I wanted to clarify that I’ve got the correct kick assigned to the correct Japanese vocabulary word.  I hope they don’t grade on height or speed, I’d like to have an execution that is correct/correct mechanics.   It’s nice to go back with an educated eye & re-do the material/classes.  I think everyone should do this once they have most of their belt’s level completed and are ready to test. 

Mae Geri Kekomi. Front Thrust Kick.

9/20/17.  11:08.  I just now followed along with the Mae Geri Kekomi (Front Thrust Kick).
1.  Just like with Mae Geri Keago (Front Snap Kick), I need to have ‘strong arms’.  I need to make them real tight when doing this movement.
2.  I am better at balancing on my left foot.
3.  The shifting of my weight needs to remain consistent/spot on (or else I get wobbly).

I am in the spin room at 24 Hr. Fitness.  I’m in the corner, laptop mounted on top of a spin class bike.  That’s a first-but at least I am being accommodated and not being thrown out.

 

Techniques

Wikipedia states that there are categories of techniques:

1.  Stances.
These are called ‘Tachi-waza’.
There are 15.
Basic/Ready position
Natural
Rooted
Horse/side
Front/back
Cross-legged
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’.
Arms:
There are 27 types.
Roughly speaking, it appears the variations can be broken down into:
Rising/dropping
Open
‘knife’ (and half-knife)
Single/double
Sweeping
etc.

Legs:
There are 5 blocks with the legs.


3.  Striking techniques

This is called ‘Uchi-waza’
With the hands there are 44:
Elbow
Hand
Knife hand
Rising
Reverse
To various targets (head, sternum, clavicle, spleen, neck, side, etc.).
Hammer
Backfist
Backwards


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.)
Thrust, snap.

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