Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

June 30th, 2014

From Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo

Chishi Training (Utilizing Dojo Strengthening Tools)
Below is the exact wording taken from page 88 of the building Warrior Spirit (Green) book. It's important to understand and dig deep into the intricacies of working with the Chishi. By doing so, you gain another tool in your arsenal to further build your karate strength and training.

Building Warrior Spirit (Green Book) page 88

"During all Chishi training, always breath naturally----three part type breathing. Tense and relax wrist area, tense and relax shoulder group muscles, keep shoulders down and back and hyper-extend the elbow when applicable during full extensions. This Strengthens the three parts of the arm: wrist, elbow, and shoulder, all important punching principal areas. Follow each training session with snap punches and stretching."

This week, Grab a Chishi, grab a group of fellow students, and work the series of movements found in the following pages.

Building Warrior Spirit (Green Book) pages 87-88

Hear each other breathe, talk about the proper techniques, use the time to correct mistakes in movements, and understand modified grips by choking the handle. Remember.....In the end, the proper training of the Chishi "packs a big punch."

Aloha,
Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo