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scohen0300
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Can you help me with my home routine? Reply with quote

So Ill be spending the summer in Hawaii at a meditation resort. My focus here will be on yoga and meditation, but Id like to throw in some karate when I can so I can be the next Kung fu panda. I planned on keeping things simple, but feel free to add some ideas as Id greatly appreciate it!

What I have so far:
Yoga warm up
- breathing exercises (kapalabhati)
- sun salutations, arm balances, etc.
Kihon
- front kicks/round kicks
- knee strikes/elbow strikes
- punching/combinations with all
Kata
- either focusing on a few each day or going through them all
Kumite
- might punch a tree or two
Yoga/cool Down
- well rounded, but focusing on either splits, back bends or twists
- breathing exercises (Nadi shodhana/bandhas)
- meditation
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. When it comes to the katas, I think taking a few each day to focus on will be more helpful than doing all of them once. You'll be able to focus on troubled sections or techniques.
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scohen0300
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
I agree. When it comes to the katas, I think taking a few each day to focus on will be more helpful than doing all of them once. You'll be able to focus on troubled sections or techniques.


Thank you! Im working on more awareness with punching. Hopefully to progress on my problem discussed in the other thread!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds great! You might get a small board that you can punch lightly at first, and gradually build up speed and power against. Just to get the feel of hitting a hard target with your knuckles, and getting the arm lined up. Maybe even making light contact with a solid wall. Or a Makiwara if you have access to one.
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