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Karate Roadtrip 8.15.15

posted Aug 22, 2015, 6:43 PM by Bill Antonitis   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 7:04 PM ]
The Meriden Martial Arts Club made a club visit out to Ed DeCosta's dojo in North Attleboro, MA.  It was a hot day but a great trip with lots of great training! Here are my notes from the class.  If you have any to add, please do in the comments.

  • keep opening move small and short
  • lift from lats not hands
  • keep hands up and out more (this will help with blocks, too)
  • pull back strike further
  • keep hand open and parallel with floor

  • trap grab with palms in, then twist them out

  • on knee trap, keep top hand high and elbow bent
  • scoop the catch more softly
  • throw with a 90 degree elbow
  • look when turning!
  • return elbow on shokens, "finish the move"