Here is a follow along class working on six strikes stepping and turning.
1. Step forward with the right leg and punch Ura Zuki (upper cut), Mae Empi Uchi (forward elbow strike)
2. Turn 90 degrees to the left and step with the right leg and punch Tate Zuki (vertical punch), Mawashi Empi Uchi (round elbow strike)
3. Twist through 180 degrees and punch Gyaku zuki (reverse punch) with the right arm, then step to the right (90 degrees) with the right leg and strike Yoko Empi Uchi (side elbow strike).

Then repeat on the left side.

Try and keep the shoulders down, don’t let the fists come away from the body on the elbow strikes and drive from the legs, through the hips, then snapping the attacking sides hip back on completion of each technique.
These short classes are designed for karateka to practice at home. We try to cram as much information as possible into each karate class and hope you enjoy them. Oss!

Taken from one of our live karate classes

This follow along karate class is the second class of three

Click here for part 1

Click here for part 3

Follow Along Class Video 6 Strikes Stepping In Different Directions

Linden Huckle

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Linden Huckle has been practicing and teaching karate for over 50 years and believes first and foremost, karateka should enjoy their karate. He says 'there is nothing better than seeing a person develop into a great person through their karate practice, while at the same time enjoying karate.'

Linden Huckle