March 23rd, 2014
From Emiliano Mazlen Yon-Dan Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club
"Defining The Techniques Precisely"
In our karate practice, we must define our techniques with precision - that is, we must hit the exact, proper target.
one inch off target may well miss or merely bruise a potentially
lethal attacker rather than disabling him.
defining the technique is always crucial, it is a particular
challenge in multiple moves. Not only are poorly defined
techniques in multiple moves problematic for the reasons
has described it, a poorly defined technique is like a 0,
a missed basket or a strike out we can expect no
Let us strive to define our techniques perfectly.
Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club