Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

Technique of the Week (March 27th 2011)

From Sensei Kleusch
Shihan, Ueshiro Okinawan Karate Club of Hong Kong

Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei and Fellow Deshi,

Our techniques are characterized by straight movements. Key examplesof this are in our stepping and punching.
We do both directly from point A to point B (the pocket and the target, for the punch). We do not add extra movement.
Common errors in this regard with respect to punching are to drop the fist out of the pocket before punching or to raise
the fist in flight to the target (and then bring it down at the end). Both of these errors take precious time while diminishing
crucial power.

We need to keep our techniques straight and direct.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.

Emiliano Mazlen


Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club