Wednesday 8 June 2011

Karate without a warm up

In this video I was asked to give an impromptu karate demonstration for a class of Japanese elementary school children. It was a case of take off the slippers and socks, and just do it. No warm up, just "go". This is a far from a precise embu when one has ample time to practice, be in a loose fitting karatedo uniform, and get thoroughly warmed up with nicely stretched muscles. That is why I thought I'd share this here today... Sometimes there is no time for a warm up.

© André Bertel. Christchurch, New Zealand (2011).

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