A simple adjustment to improve the front snap kick (Mae Geri) as used in Karate, Taekwondo & Kung.
Kime (roughly translates as “focus” in Karate) is often described as tensing up at the end of a technique. But is it?
Is there a better way?
Correct hand to forearm alignment to maximise the effectiveness of a knife hand block/strike (shuto uke/uchi).
Many martial arts (probably Karate the most) teach to tense everything at the end of a technique. But is it required, or even preferable?
In Karate kicking is more difficult than hand strikes as only 1 foot is on the floor. Here we look at maintaining balance whilst kicking.
Basic movements focus on fine detail & small differences can make big difference. So here’s how to use your supporting foot as you step.
Eastern martial arts keep the shoulder relaxed & down for punching. Yet in the West we turn the shoulder in. Why is there such a difference?
Katas Hangetsu (Seisan) & Nijushiho (Niseishi / E Sip Sa Bo) defy standard wisdom for generating power. Why?
It’s all about internal power!
Many of the old masters used say to move from the hara/dan tian.
And why don’t most martial arts today do it?
3 part video looking at bone alignments of forearm, wrist & knuckles that are seldom (if ever) explained in martial arts.