Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2019

Suki and Mae Geri Training in a Japanese Dojo

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints and vital-point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka.

  • Training Karate in Japan is very different than in any other place in the world, the discipline, hard work is there too but they way they train in Japan is more different what we think.

Here you can see the usage of elastic bands to develop a powerful Suki and Mae Geri.

There are two students holding an elastic band on each end on Kamae, then at the same time they execute their punch along with a Zentukso Dachi, then the same exercise in Kamae but executing a Mae Geri Keage.

Is Karate good for self defense?

The practice of Karate in children, youth and adults provides many physical and mental benefits. For self-defense it delivers great benefits since with the constant practice of blocks, strikes, kicking techniques and use of traditional martial arts weapons; You can prepare a person to successfully defend against one or more attackers. The practice is safe and the use of protections is required. It is always advisable to follow the instruction of a certified instructor only.

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