Category: How to

Video about Thigh Kick/Mawashi Geri Gedan

Last week I published an article about Mawashi Geri Gedan.  Although I can describe the details in writing I felt that it was all a bit “dry” as it forces us to use our imagination and is open to different interpretations.  Consequently this week I thought I would […]

Thigh Kick/ Mawashi Geri Gedan

This article covers how to perform thigh kicks or in Japanese, Mawashi Geri Gedan.  Around the world different martial arts and combat sports have a variety of methods for teaching and executing this technique.  Which one is the best?  The answer to this question is simple – the […]

Stretching

For years I had done the traditional approach to stretching in martial arts training.  This consisted of a general warm up followed by static stretching, which then moved onto kicks, punches and whatever else was being taught in the session.   Using this approach I was not able to […]

How to – Mae geri

One of the most common kicks in Karate is a front kick or ‘mae geri’ in Japanese.  In this article I would like to provide my take on how we perform mae geris in our style.   There are a few ways of performing this kick.  The two […]