Kyoshi's Technique of the Week


Technique of the Week (June 7th, 2009)

From Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo

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"Yakusoku Kumite" training

At various levels we train Yakusoku Kumite (Pre-arranged fighting). Whether we are training Yakusoku Kumite 1, 2, 3, or 4...it's important that we understand that kumite fighting is always second to training kata.

Therefore, we utilize our Yakusoku Kumite techniques to work on proper distance, developing strong blocks and strikes, body conditioning, and the opportunity to even better our breathing techniques while working with our partners.

Remember, in a real fight, we are not always matched with someone who is our exact height, weight, gender, etc....so practice your Yakusoku Kumite with partners of all sizes and levels...it will be great training not only for you, but for them as well.

Domo Arigato,
Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo