Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Challenge: 29.00-29.50

Morning karate. Need to work in Gan more. Look without looking. Did some makiwara work. Not enough, but some. Also practised some musubi transitions. Ura-mawashi needs a lot of work.

Tenshin teaches kosa-dachi. Stepping back to kosa, you can kick with the retreating leg, step in again to throw or pivot and pull.  Tenshin reminds you that the pull on one side is a push on the other. You can pivot and enter strongly with a shiko punch or an oi-punch.  It depends on the opponent. If they enter deeply you should pivot and pull. But if not, you should employ the kick, step in, or pivot to enter.l

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