Sokuto Geri - 10 Minute Tutorial
UNLEASH YOUR SOKUTO-GERI 足刀蹴り
My newest video on Youtube provides a 10-minute tutorial on how to get the MOST from your sokuto-geri. These methods, when properly applied, are sure to help you gain more control over your lower body movements while also increasing delivery speed and power. What's more, by utilizing this inclusive training approach, you'll also have access to a host of additional applications that may just transform this kick into your FAVORITE technique.
Taken from my video, Kanshiwa Kata Masterclass, I walk through the key steps in developing this technique, from weapon construction, chambering methodology, support-leg drive, retraction and balance.
Tetsui Uchi - Hammer Fist Strike
This video provides a basic demonstration of the hammer fist strike (tetsui-uchi) against a frontal linear attack. Considered by many in sports science to be a human's most powerful arm-based ballistic strike, the hammer fist is versatile, easy to employ, and offers a relatively low risk of injury when properly delivered.
Taken from his video, Seisan Kata Masterclass, Chip Quimby walks through the key steps in applying this technique including tai-sabaki (body shifting), blocking, targeting and posture manipulation.
Why So Many 3's in Okinawa Karate
Have you ever asked yourself, "Why are there so many combinations of 3's in Okinawan karate?"
Circle Block Fundamentals
This easy-to-follow video breaks down and explores the fundamental components of the circle block (mawashi-uke).
Taken from his video, Kanshiwa Kata Masterclass, Chip Quimby walks through how to properly practice this technique while ensuring both proper range of motion and structure.
Lunging Elbow Leg Drive - Seisan Kata's Most Powerful Technique
Don't step forward, but DRIVE into the target!
Here I offer some thoughts on the lunging elbow strike from Seisan kata, and why I believe this is the most powerful technique in the kata.
By taking advantage of the body's largest muscles (i.e. quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings), this technique utilizes the powerful engine of the lower body to catapult mass into the target and transfer energy through the small tip of the elbow bone.
The full video lesson on tate-hihji from the Martial Way Project breaks down blocking structure and methodology, striking preparation and delivery, footwork and mass transference, timing, visualization, intent and two-person applications.
Seisan Knee Smash: Grounding
A detailed discussion on the "grounding" principle from Seisan kata and how it's applied with the knee smash (hiza-ate).
If you enjoyed this brief excerpt, you can view the entire knee smash lesson for free by following the link below:
Kanshiwa Kata - its role in the development of technique
An excerpt from my upcoming course where I discuss the critical role of Kanshiwa kata (完子和) in the development of a karate-ka, in addition to the technical opportunities and challenges it presents to the learner.
Elbow Strike Comparison - Kanshiwa Kata
Martial Arts Footwork - Linear Movement Fundamentals
Movement is what makes our techniques come to life. Nothing in the world is static - everything is in motion. Developing skilled footwork is essential if we are to effectively apply our techniques against a non-compliant opponent.
Movement is like the "mortar" between the bricks of a wall - it allows the bricks to become something far greater than itself. We must constantly strive to transcend the static and embrace motion.