Category Archives: Positions

Nov 22 2017 Tsuru Ashi Dachi (Crane Stance)

For fun and to warm up, I went over to the yellow belt to orange belt lessons and I’m starting to do those.  Heck, it takes a few times-more than a few times watching the videos to get ’em down solid, why not start now, I DO have to warm up.

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June 28, 2017. Class: 3

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.  

June 16, 2017. Beginner Class 2.

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.  : (

 

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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