Category Archives: White Belts stances

Renoji-Dachi (L-Stance) lesson re-watch

I rewatched this video.  I had issues regarding foot placement & relationship to one another & fist and elbow placement/movement. 

Japanese vocab practice, Flu, sleep, 24 Hr Fitness

5/26/17 Friday night.  Been a little rough going-either this flu is hanging on or I picked up another one.  This is my first time practicing physically in…5 days?  Feeling better now.  Did vocab on Quizlet.  It’s 10:43 pm & I’m at 24 Hr Fitness.  Just did Kokutsu dachi drill-it’s used in the testing & kata.  Photo below (the lights in the room are blue neon O.O ).

Kokutsu dachi practice 1



5/26/17 10:56 pm.   Followed the Renoji dachi video.

11:01 pm.   Followed along with the Choku zuki video.  Straight punches.  Notes;  The hand is pronated until it twists at the end-in simultaneously with the twisting of the back hand as it is placed by the side and the slight twisting of the torso.

23: 30  Gyaku-zuki (Reverse Punch).  This punch/drill comes from the hourglass stance at first but later on in the 1 step drill it looks like that is dropped.   The hand that is doing the punching is the one that is on the same side as the back leg. This is opposite of Oi-zuki. 

I need to get a punching bag for the sister of that kid I’m taking care of so she can practice punching.  Tweeted Adam Carolla about his punching bag preferences.

23:33.  Oi-zuki.  Front lunge punch.  This is done in Zenkutsu dachi and the hand that is on the same side as the front leg is doing the punch.  This is the opposite hand that is used when doing Gyaku-zuki, the Reverse punch.  

Portable media

Starbucks, FV.  Costco Center.  Sunday morning, 11:05 am. 

I practiced stances at 24 Hour Fitness in Huntington Beach (the new gym).  The images on my laptop and Stream AND iPod can also be played in a slideshow format, so I’m thinking I can follow along as they scroll.  Maybe I’ll get good enough to keep up.  Maybe I’ll be able to make the slide show random and maybe even make a slide show so that the name of the stance pops up, I get into the stance, and THEN the image of the stance pops up-so I can test myself on whether or not I know the stance. That’s a good idea.