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.

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