This is the fourth combination of five stepping combinations for 2nd Kyu. (Video tutorial below)
Brown Belt Shotokan Karate Basics
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A full understanding of Kime is needed when testing from 3rd Kyu brown belt to 2nd Kyu brown and white belt. Kime is not just muscle tension, you must release the tension in a fraction of a second at the completion of the techniques, or this combination will become very robotic.
The height of the kick is not important, we would rather see a strong low kick than a weak high kick.
Mawashi geri (round house kick), Uraken uchi (backfist strike), Gyaku zuki (reverse punch)
1. Keep kamae as you lift the kicking knee, then switch the arms at the same time you kick.
2. Drive off the supporting leg after the round house kick and execute uraken uchi.
3. Finish with gyaku zuki chudan.
Working on shomen and hanmi, hikite and the snap back of gyakuzuki.
Try and stay relaxed throughout the movement, with kime only for a split second at the end of each technique.