MONTANA KARATE

​                           Billings----Livingston

Remember that it all begins in the mind, so the concepts as discussed in detail in class form the basis of the physical technique.

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Nick's form is even better and he moves much faster---his foot is blurred by speed.

ILLUSTRATION OF SPARRING APPLICATION OF WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON NOW:

1.  Speed that results from simply eliminating the time from the start of the technique to the end;  and

2.  Deceptive footwork by moving the back foot. 


The first counter-attack was a punch to the floating rib with the right hand, effectively checking his motion and the angle of the chop sends him in the correct direction, as you can see from his lean.

The same method is used here to (1)block Rick's forward leg with side checking kick as he begins to kick, ruining his balance (note Dan Tiann) and momentum, then counter-attack with roundhouse thrust kick with the ball of the foot to the chin, all before he can get his hands in the way.  This is much like the front kick/side thrust kick combination we practiced this week. 

Jean shows proper form in roundhouse snap kick, retracting kicking hip prior to extension.  Here, she used the up/down hip motion you have learned along with the other elements of proper form for this kick.  Without proper body alignment, you cannot use the speed method shown above.  Remember the story of Hyakujo and the fox to illustrate that no matter how advanced we may become we are always subject to the laws of nature.

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