American Karate-Do, Line Work “smoothing out the combination”

JRRMAS Staff member DG talks about smoothing out the combination. DG is the newest American Karate-Do Black Belt. He was promoted in January of this year and is doing an excellent job with the programs that he is helping with on Staff. He is currently involved with the Little Dragons, Youth Karate-Do and Adult Karate-Do programs. DG is often seen hosting free-sparring clinics/sessions after classes on Monday and Thursday evening. He is having very positive effect overall on the three Karate programs at the Studio.Coming up shortly, I’ll be posting a video clip of DG practicing/demonstrating the ‘Wallace’ slow Roundhouse Kick exercise….stay tuned as his skill and ability in kicking is truly remarkable!Lesson 1:When the Cross (rear hand) retracts, it’s like pulling on a lever that drives the rear knee up for the Front Kick. In a combination the moment the first technique starts to retract the next one starts it’s journey to the target and as that new one starts retracting, it set’s the next technique into motion and so on…… Smoothing out the relationship between the techniques in the combination. Feints and fakes and minor timing changes (broken motion) can also be added to the combination to increase the chances of creating an opening that you can take advantage of.

Modern Arnis Single Sinawalli

Two JRRMAS Modern Arnis Staff members, PR (Black Belt Candidate) and LS (Second Degree Black Belt) practice a double stick drill called ‘Single Sinawalli’ recently at our regular Wed. 6:45-8:15 class NOTE: The public is always welcome at any of our classes. Check out the schedule at JRRoy.comAll Modern Arnis Black Belts train FREE every Wed. evening at JRRMAS – email me for details!Lesson:Notice how they startSlowlythen, they progress in speed until they becomeStiff or Tensethen…. They return to a more relaxed speedBefore….they again return to ‘max’ speed and so on…..from slow to fast, fast to slowjust likepracticing drum rudiments or scalesOnce it tenses up…..try your best to relax at that new speed if you can’tyour finishedSo return to a speed that you CAN relax inThenDo it again!!Practicing for speedIt’s all the same………………….Tension is the opponent!