Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

April 26th, 2015

From Emiliano Mazlen, Yon-Dan

Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club


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

The cover positions in our basic blocks must protect the area(s) under attack. It is not enough that our arms finish in the correct position. For example, when performing a high block, our forearms need to cross in a position in front of the nose. Common errors for this block include crossing the arms in front of the chest or chin and/or scooping one or both arms up from the waist or chest.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.

Emiliano Mazlen

Yon-Dan

Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club