The first 26 mins I didn’t learn anything. That being said, I can use the first part to build endurance.
Eventually it gets into static and dynamic Kihon drills, but not until 26:00 was I able to really refine or learn anything-cuz at 26:00 the new blocks appear. This block is slow, then fast. I need an intermediate speed in there & for more than 10 reps. I say slow for 10x, medium 5x, slow 10x, medium 5x, etc.
Rewatching the Heian shodan run-thru. Crazy to think that 6 months ago I didn’t know ANY of this!
Watching this video again. Checking the placement of the hand against the side of the body-I had it up too high. Checking the foot placement too.
If you think I’m doing ANY kind of workout, Shotokan or not, you’re out of your mind. I may analyze videos. I need to anyway. Hey-maybe I’ll stretch. I wonder if there’s some YouTube videos on stretching for martial artists I can download with RealPlayer.
9/17/2017. 14:00 I watched the two videos from a previous post (Aug. 1st, 2017). It’s something to re-watch, I spot things my uneducated eye missed before.
5/19/17. 23:07. I am now watching the Age uke (Rising block) video again. It would appear that the arms only begin their movement when the advancing foot has been planted. Good thing to remember.
It’s nice to be stronger & have more coordination.
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.
Shotokan Karate notes
Testing video thoughts
4/27/17 1:28 am
I am watching a video, my first, on the website. The video I chose is the yellow belt testing video. Seems to be a good idea-see what is expected, what is the goal. The video communicates what is expected of the demonstration as well as camera position, communication, and continuity of filming. The video is called: ‘Sample Belt Test – 8th Kyu Yellow – Filming and Practice Guide’
Hey-I can’t download this with ‘Real Player’. I thought we could download them. This isn’t going to work if I can’t have the videos be portable.
The following thoughts come to my mind (I am halfway thru):
1. I notice that there are a lot of Japanese vocabulary words. I’ll make a Quizlet site/flashcards. There’s probably frequently used vocabulary words interchanged. Ie: ‘kick’ is tagged on to the words for ‘snap’, ‘back’, ‘front’, ‘walking’, ‘swinging’, etc.
2. There are (or at least I need to clarify & be able to recognize)
Foot movement tracks/tracking/paths
3. Maybe I’ll start with what ‘catches on’ to me easiest/is easier for me to comprehend from the get-go. Then I’ll build from there.
4. Maybe I’ll start with standing still of the body with arm or leg movements, rather than walking and moving.
5. One arm is doing something and the other arm is doing something else (simultaneously).
6. Some movements occur while moving forward, some movements occur while moving backwards.
7. Maybe I should learn blocking first-to protect myself.
8. Although the Instructor is demonstrating the movements while only moving say, 4 or 5 steps forwards and back, I think I’m going to need to take many steps-do each movement as I walk across a large room.
9. I need to review Japanes numbers/counting.
10. I need to make one page of this blog site dedicated to vocabulary.
This looks much more involved than I ever realized-and this is just at the white belt level.
4/27/17 01:50 am