Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

April 29th 2012

From Sensei Steve Lott, Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Midtown Karate Dojo


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Step and Slide

Step and slide is a very effective technique for exploding in on your opponent.

Some of the errors seen when deshi practice this are:

1.unnecessary chambering of the front leg before moving forward

2.raising the toes off the deck when moving forward

3.bringing the rear foot up too close to the front foot

4.leading with the head instead of the belly

5.landing on the toes instead of the heels

6.dragging the rear foot

All of these errors apply to walking stance and cat stance.

The video on the link will look at some of these errors. They have been exaggerated for effect.

Step and slide


When practicing be sure to have the mirror on the side so you catch the mistakes.

Arigato,

Steve Lott