Category Archives: Technique-natural movement
In many traditional martial arts we are taught to “sink” into our stance. But why do we do it? Why do so many people struggle with it? And how can we make it easier for ourselves? Continue reading
The “corkscrew” punch where the fist is rotated is unique to oriental martial arts. Here we look as some fine details to help you to improve your punch. Continue reading
Understanding the finer points of the reverse punch (gyaka zuki) will help make it that litte bit faster and more powerful Continue reading
For self defense it helps if you can move naturally and nothing is more natural than breathing. However, for years many Karateka have not really breathed properly, creating tension, wasting energy and generally slowing themselves down.
Having recently written about how to enhance your linear punches by using a waveform motion to put a “whip” into them, I continue here with part 2. Continue reading