OK, this is mainly from a Karate perspective, but does also apply to some other styles too. If you’re not a Karateka but sometime compete with them, then it might help you to understand some of the mechanics of our techniques too.
The content in the video below is in fairness nothing new, it’s just honing a fine detail which may help some to understand the mechanics of a reverse punch (gyaka zuki) that little bit better.
For those who teach, it may just give another way for you to explain to your students the mechanics of the movement that you’ve been trying to get them to understand.
I talk a lot on this website about practicality and bunkai, but you still need to have good technique or the practicality and bunkai won’t work very well.
It might be immodest of me, but I consider one of my strengths to be an ability to break techniques down into fine detail and sometimes to re-frame details to help people to understand that little bit better. I might of course be deluding myself so I’ll let you be the best judge of that. If however you agree and find this video useful, then please pass this link on to you club mates and martial arts friends. I hope you enjoy it:
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