Shotokan Karate Kicking Exercise Mae Geri, Yoko Geri and Mawashi Geri

This clip is taken from one of our live classes. Sensei Amos worked on a really good shotokan kicking exercise.

Shotokan Karate Kicking Exercise Starting From A Left Leg Fighting Stance.

  1. Pull the front (left) leg back to the back leg, then kick mae geri (front kick) with the right leg and step forward into a right side fighting stance.
  2. Pull the front (right) leg back to the back leg, then kick mae geri (front kick) with the left leg and step forward into a left side fighting stance.
  3. Pull the front (left) leg back to the back leg, then kick yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick) with the right leg and step forward into a right side fighting stance.
  4. Pull the front (right) leg back to the back leg, then kick yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick) with the left leg and step forward into a left side fighting stance.
  5. Pull the front (left) leg back to the back leg, then kick mawashi geri (round house kick) with the right leg and step forward into a right side fighting stance.
  6. Pull the front (right) leg back to the back leg, then kick mawashi geri (round house kick) with the left leg and step forward into a left side fighting stance.

Sensei Amos was encouraging everyone to use the hips to step back and then again to kick, ultimately resulting in one fluid movement. Sensei worked on a lot of detail, including correct foot positions for the kicks, the use of the hips when kicking, how to use the arms correctly whilst kicking, correct posture when kicking and much more.

 

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