Tag Archives: Gedan Barai/Downward Block

Nov 8 2017 Gedan Barai (Downward Block)

Rewatched this lesson.  I wonder if in some videos there is more twisting of the pelvic area and shoulders in this maneuver.

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5/13/17 LA Fitness Sat 5 pm Downward blocks

While waiting for my racquetball partner I practiced Karate.  I did downward blocks (Gedan Barai) with Zenkutsu dachi (front stance) all the way across the racquetball court forwards and backwards, correcting as needed.  This is really the first time I’ve been able to do 20 or so steps at a time/in bulk and hammer out and fine tune & correct.  I need to keep this up, this is a great way to do this.