Get smacked with this a few times and you’ll know it. O.O
GREAT class because of the drills. Definitely do this class again. We need more classes like this one.
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.
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.)