Add KarateForums.com
Username:    Password:
Remember Me?    
   I Lost My Password!
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KarateForums.com Forum Index -> Karate
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
 See a User Guidelines violation? Press on the post.
Author Message

ShotoSean
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 09 Jan 2019
Posts: 6
Location: Hawaii
Styles: Shotokan/MMA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:
Trick questions/answers aside, answering just the exact question of a "move," and not something more broad:

A punch to the face.

There are lots of principles/concepts that can be used to deliver that punch to the face. There are lots of things you can do to make it more effective, or counter an opponent's defenses to ensure it lands, and so on, but when it comes right down to it, a punch to the face is probably the highest percentage fight-ender that exists in fighting, statistically.


Very True! All of the top Kumite Fighters rely on the counter gyaku-zuki. Iíve made a video demonstrating that and some drills to help with timing as well. Hope it helps! 🤙
https://youtu.be/26aZQI0yvV0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

Age-Uke
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 14

Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long time reader, long time Karateka (Shotokan) Received my Shodan under Kase Sensai (dating myself) currently Sandan, Most of my years have been in training and teaching Kumite.

Uke waza would be my personal first choice.

There is no such thing as a block in karate, and IMO the road to mastery is rooted in understanding this key principle.

Uke waza is applicable for Go no Sen (Block and counter) Sen no Sen (attack the attack) and Sen Sen no Sen (Taking the initiative away. Attack before the attack.)

Uke waza is so fundamental in Karate and so many times I see poor "Non-Practical" uke waza even by veterans .. sometimes I even see internet videos teaching why Karate uke waza don't work.. ??? OMG! )

Being taught from the beginning an Age Uke is a rising block but also a forearm/elbow strike (empi uchi) at the Jodan and Chudan level (moving forward in kata denotes attacks.. (Heian Shodan, Pinan Nidan) really unlocks what the key concept of UKE waza is all about.

IMO really bring it all together.

Seeing the attack about to happen, Tai no sen with kime , you explode through your target with an Age Uke powered by all your combined weight and focus!

I wouldn't want to get hit by that by someone half my weight, let alone a 200 lb man like myself.
_________________
There is no block in Karate
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KarateForums.com Forum Index -> Karate All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


< Advertising - Contact - Disclosure Policy - Staff - User Guidelines >