Friday, March 17, 2006

Hanshi's 12

This technique is one to practice basics and is the main one that I focus on at home when practicing. Every technique termed will be bold so you can refer to http://www.putfile.com/germanchakra/ (not up yet) for how the technique goes.

THE TECHNIQUE:
Start in Musubi dachi.
1) Step right foot backward and into Zenkutsu dachi- then upper block with left arm.
2) Step right foot forward into Zenkutsu dachi- then punch face-height with right hand.
3) Step right foot backward into Zenkutsu dachi- then outside block with left arm.
4) Step right foot forward into Zenkutsu dachi- then punch chest-height with right hand.
5) Step right foot backward into Zenkutsu dachi- then inside block with left arm.
6) Step right foot forward into Zenkutsu dachi- then punch chest-height with right hand (again).
7) Step right foot backward into Zenkutsu dachi- then outside palm-block with left arm.
8) Step right foot forward into Zenkutsu dachi- then spear hand chest-height with right hand.
9) Step right foot backward into Zenkutsu dachi- then downward palm-block with left arm.
10) Step right foot forward into Zenkutsu dachi- then spear hand groin-height with right hand.
11) Step right foot backward into Zenkutsu dachi- then leg block with left arm.
12) Front kick as you step into Zenkutsu dachi.
Step back into Musubi dachi.


TIPS:
∙ Step into Zenkutsu dachi BEFORE you execute a technique so you get a stronger foot holding.
∙ When you think you have it down, practice with your eyes closed (in a vastly open area).
∙ Don't look at the Hanshi's 12 list. Write all of the movements down on paper and ask someone else to check it for you who has the above list as you practice. Have them make any corrections, memorize the corrections, and practice some more.
∙ Videotape yourself practicing Hanshi's and watch for any mistakes or possible improvements. Correct them.
∙ If someone you know is fluent at Hanshi's 12, have them watch you and point your mistakes out to you, and fix your mistakes.
∙ Try to perform Hanshi's 12 without thinking - "just do it".

Have fun and enjoy learning! I know I do!

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