Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

September 25th , 2016

This week's thought is from Sempai Dennis Flynn, Ni-dan/Shihan Cocoa YMCA Dojo FL

Turning the head all the way

Onegai Shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Shihan, and all Deshi

Please review the incorrect and correct photos that follow:

 

Sempai David Koenig (Ik-kyu) Cocoa YMCA Dojo

The photo on the left shows Sempai David performing this warm up exercise incorrectly, not

turning the head fully. The photo on the right shows the warm up exercise performed correctly.

 

Sempai Dakota Flynn (Junior Sho-dan)

Cocoa YMCA Dojo

The photo on the left shows Sempai Dakota performing this warm up exercise incorrectly, not

turning the head fully. The photo on the right shows the warm up exercise performed correctly.

 

Sempai Cheyenne Flynn (Junior Ik-kyu)

Cocoa YMCA Dojo

The photo on the left show Sempai Cheyenne performing the basic exercise, chasing punch, incorrectly, not

turning the head fully. The photo on the right, shows the basic exercise performed correctly, fully turning the head.

 

Sempai Andre Gross (Junior San-kyu)

Cocoa YMCA Dojo

The photo on the left shows Sempai Andre performing the third move of kata Fukyukata Ni, incorrectly, not fully

turning the head. The photo on the right shows the move performed correctly, fully turning the head.

As you can see, there is a big difference when the head is fully turned. Not only do we improve our strength and flexibility when we turn our head completely, but we are also ensuring that we are facing the target…as we should be in all of our warm-ups, basics moves, and kata.

Let’s all work on improving this aspect of our training.

Special thanks to Sempai David, Sempai Dakota, Sempai Cheyenne, and Sempai Andre. Not only for participating in this week’s technique, but also for being dedicated enough to attend our 6:00am Friday morning class at the Merritt Island, Florida Dojo.

Domo Arigato to Sensei Tezel for providing the facility for us to train at!

Sempai Dennis Flynn

Ni-dan

Shihan Cocoa YMCA Dojo