This live karate class is our second class focusing on Kime (to decide).

On the completion of every karate technique at speed we apply kime. So what is kime?

Kime 決め comes from the japanese word Kimeru – to decide, to conclude, to set, or as my Sensei would say, to stop (the technique.

Kime! the most important part of the technique. For this whole month we are focusing all the live karate classes on kime.

In this first class, Sensei Huckle uses some basic punches at three different distances to better understand how to apply kime, then in the second part of this class, Sensei Amos applies kime to a basic combination containing age uke (upper block), Gyaku zuki (reverse punch) and gedan barai (downward block).

Here is a link to part one of our live karate class series focusing on Kime.

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