Technique of the Week (October 3rd, 2010)
From Sensei Shlomo Dadon, Eilat Israel
Onegai-Shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei and Karateka
Defence in every kata
The first movement in every Kata is a defence. In order to implement a fast and perfect block we must concentrate in the lessons and work on combining the motion of our block with the movement of our legs, eyes and hands. While in yoi, our eyes look forward with a 90 degree angle to each side. The moment we need to perform the first block, our feet, head and eyes tilt over to the opponent. At the same time we prepare for the block we want to use, our foot touches the ground and grips on to it, our body tilts towards the opponent and the hands are locked into the necessary block. All of the movements are simultaneous. During practice like any Kata, we will start slowly and in time we will add speed and power without being focused.
Domo arigato-gozaimasu to Hanshi and everyone.
Sensei Shlomo Dadon,