Second degree Black Belt staff member Jeff C. leads the adult Karate-do class through a round of Chinto Kata the fifth Kata in the system.
At a recent Bagua Zhang class Sifu leads the group through the ’10 Exercises’.I learned this set from Master Leung Kay-Chi in the park in Boston during the summer of 1979, when I first started to study Bagua Zhang.These 10 Exercises are shot in real time (with 10 repetitions each exercise) and will be published one per post. This is the first of ten posts: #1 Exercise, nine more posts to come. I have a number of variations that I use for the various martial arts and classes that I teach. This particular set of posts will be the originals (as I remember them) that I learned from Master Leung.Many thanks to Master Leung for sharing these very special exercises with me all those years ago. I’ve been practicing them regularly now for three decades and have taught them a few thousand times. I have seen excellent results, especially for those that have practiced them regularly (daily), over an extended period of time (decades). Lesson 1:The 10 Exercises are excellent calisthenics! Do 100 repetitions each and see what I mean!!They are also an excellent set of Qigong exercises….With T’an T’ien Breathing..Do them slowly with mind intention…They will help you to develop correct inner and outer principles and feelingsthat lead to excellent martial arts skills, balance and whole body power!They will help you to cultivate robust health: A strong, flexible, coordinated body and….. a calm and centered mind……
Youth Karate-Do student PD demonstrates Jumping Rear Leg Roundhouse Kick for the group.Lesson:With ‘Jing’ in the legsJump straight upin the air,turn waist 180 degrees….keep kicking leg chambered until the very endrelease the lower leg….. right before impactland softlybe prepared to:follow uporblock their counter….
Sifu demonstrates rear elbow strike drill to standing bag NOTE: Both of these strikes are basic movements from Nihanchi and other Kata’s.