Shotokan Single Strikes On The Focus Pads

This is a really basic but effective single strike on the focus pads partner exercise.

You must think through the target, most karateka stop on the surface, feel like you want to destroy the target.

Have the feeling of Ikken Hissatsu (to finish with one blow).

Keep the body relaxed throughout the movement, breathe out sharply on impact, then immediately relax after the strike.

It’s so important for karateka to hit things and it’s great fun 🙂

November 10, 2019

Do You Hit Things?

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.'

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