Thursday, May 6, 2010
Karate Speed Training - Candle Flame Punch
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The candle flame punch is an excellent way to practice that explosive power and focus of your technique. This training exercise demonstrates the idea of Ki energy in the martial arts.
Through this drill, you will develop a greater control and sharpness of your karate technique and generate a higher level of kime or concentration of power in your punches.
Most other videos demostrate this candle flame punch out using a one-inch punch to extinguish or blowout the flame, I use a traditional karate punch, Gyaku Zuki. The one-inch punch is much easier because the flame in blown out by the quick detraction of the punch while a traditional punch requires the focus at the end of the punch with no retraction.
Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate