The karate kihon thread!

Discussion in 'Karate' started by Fish Of Doom, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    thank you, kuma

    re-watching some of those videos, i've noticed that kyokushin seems to classify some of its techniques (or at least different variations of a technique) according to the body area they target?
  2. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    some technique videos by inoue sensei from inoue-ha ****o-ryu:

    mae geri: [ame=""]YouTube- mae geri[/ame]

    age uke: [ame=""]YouTube- Age Uke[/ame]
  3. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    It depends on organization but yes a lot of them do.
  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    [ame=""]YouTube- Kihon applications by Sadashige Kato, 9th dan shotokan[/ame]

    multiple movements in one block demonstrated by Sadashige Kato
  5. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    ives' thread reminded me of this one:

    ****o-ryu shuto-uke/knife hand receiver:

    basic technique:
    one hand (the "off-hand") crosses in front of the body (with the arm mostly horizontal), as if doing a downwards pressing block forwards and across the torso, while the other hand (the "main hand") rises near the opposite armpit or biceps, with the forearm fully supinated. then the off-hand pulls back sharply while the forearm supinates, and stops with the hand resting palm up just below the solar plexus, with the forearm prarallel to the line of the shoulders. at the same time, the main hand goes to where the off-hand was, with the shoulder joint lowering to keep the elbow tightly in, and the wrist adducts to project the outward edge of the hand (the "shuto" itself, strictly speaking). the elbow ends up mostly extended and around nipple height, withe the wrist at shoulder height and the hand a few degrees shy of being vertical. the elbow does not point straight down, as this compromises the shoulder joint; instead the upper arm stays mostly neutral, and the elbow pushes forwards instead of downwards.

    additionally, this can be done in a single circular motion instead of a "chamber-block" sequence

    *note: in basic shuto the fingers are supposed to be straight and all pressed together to reduce the risk of injury. once one can do shuto techniques well, this starts to become less important, but it's always good to have in mind.

    as a basic application, the off hand starts by parrying or bridging, and then the main hand shoots out explosively to strike whatever is in the way (arm, neck, head, etc). if one is into more convoluted things, sequences of shuto-uke can be used as trapping movements ala wing chun, and the off-hand can always be used as a slap. kata commonly feature sequences of two shuto-uke while advancing, which serve this purpose, representing pressing forwards with a palm press, a shuto block, another palm press and a shuto uchi (and they're generally done in neko-ashi-dachi in ****o-ryu, so one can add low-line kicks, knees or sweeps to the mix)

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