Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kicking and Punching in Karate

Today we trained for one and one half hours.
Kicking and Punching is a standard Karate Class

Standard pratice.

15 miutes of strecthing and 15-20 minutes of cardio warm-up.
Next we did about 30 minutes of basics punching in position, and then punching with stances. Next blocking and punching combinations.

Then we broke up into groups and worked on Kihon Kumite (basic sparring) Ippon Kumite.

Oi-Tzuki Jodan (stepping in punching face) other person Jodan Age-uke(stepping back upper level block)
Oi-Tzuki  Chudan Gedan Bari.
Mae Geri  Chudan Gedan Bari
Yoko Geri Chudan Naiwan Uke

We came back together  and worked on those same basics in a group.

Last we trained as a group Kata(form) for about 20min.

We closed out class, then myself and 4 other senior students parcticed Team Kata for about half and hour.

What a great way to start the weekend.

Please contact me if you are interested in Training in Karate.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Side Snap Kick

Basic Side Snap Kick

Yesterday class was as follows:

Warm Up and Strectching.

Basic Combinations including Stepping Punch and Down Block.

New techniques practiced were Side Stance (Kibadachi) and Side Snap Kick(Yoko Geri)

Come to the Boys and Girls Chandler (Compadre Branch)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Advantages to Training in Traditional Martial Arts

The advantages to training in Tradtional are many.
Today I will discuss my personal thoughts and observations to training in Traditional Martial Arts.

People train for alot of reasons.
In my opinion most people train for 2 reasons.

#1 Self Defense.
     (somewhat obvious)
#2 Health and Fitness

I train for both.

My regiment for staying healthy is as follows:

I ride my bike to the gym about 4-5 days a week and do a varity of workouts.
In the evening, work permiting, I train with my Sensei 2 days a week, and Saturday mornings.
Two days a week I teach at the Boys and Girls Club in Chandler.

The third benifit that isn't so obvious is decipline.
I believe that is why most parents want their children to train.
It will instill confidence and decipline, which will help them in school and as adults.

Please contact me directly for more information about our classes at the Boys and Girls Club of Chandler.

Best Regards

Dave Bracklow

Monday, October 27, 2014

We'll be having class today @ 5:30 pm at the Boys and Girls Club. Come by and watch to see if you want to enroll in a Karate Class in Chandler.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Karate Class in Chandler (Boys and Girls Club)

Today we had a great class with great students.
It isn't so important to be good as it is to try your best.
If you would like more information please contact us directly:

Best Regards