This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
My Current Training Regime
My current self-training is focused on koshi no kaiten, tai no shinshuku and waza no kankyu. Nevertheless, due to all my university work (just like this time last year) I feel my stamina is a little down. Irrespective of this, explosiveness is up... An interesting point to ponder, which well correlates with my knowledge of biomechanics and physiology. I'm hinting at balance here... Enough said, I'll now leave you with my current regime. Osu, André.
1.Kizami-zuki kara sanbon ren-zuki
2.Jodan age-uke kara chudan soto-uke
soshite chudan gyaku-zuki
3.Chudan uchi-uke (kokutsu-dachi) kara
kizami-zuki soshite chudan gyaku-zuki
4.Chudan shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) kara
kizami mae-geri soshite nukite
5.Ippo sagatte jodan age-uke kara
mawashi-geri, uraken-uchi soshite chudan oi-zuki
6.Ren-geri: Mae-geri kara yoko-kekomi,
mawashi-geri soshite chudan gyaku-zuki
7.Ren-geri: Mae-geri kara yoko-kekomi (same leg) soshite gyaku-zuki
8.Sonoba ren-geri: Mae-geri kara yoko-kekomi soshite ushiro-geri (same leg)
"The beauty of karate-do is its unveiling of our weaknesses and its pressuring of us to strive forward to overcome these. As we overcome our weaknesses, more arise to challenge us. Consequently, a true karateka can only by humbled and, from this, develop their character".