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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.
9/20/17. 11:33 am. This is great kicking practice.
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.
9/20/17. Followed along with the Mae Geri Keagi (Front Snap Kick) lesson.
1. MUCH easier after a few months of working out-stronger muscles!
2. I have found that the stronger I have my arms flexed the more balanced I remain. I need to remember this.
1. Make a ‘remember these points’ Quizlet flashcards set.
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.)