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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hand wrapping Basics - How to wrap your hands with short wraps


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This video demonstrates how to wrap your hands with short 116" hand wraps. Hand wrapping provides extra support for your wrist and knuckles so that you can get the most out of your boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai workouts without injury.

To wrap your hands, place the loop around your thumb and start wrapping around the back of the wrist. Wrap around the wrist 2 to 3 times. Next, wrap around the thumb to protect the thumb joint then once again around the wrist.

Go up to the knuckles along the back of the hand. Wrap around the knuckles 2 to 3 times. Finish by making an X on the back of the hand as you go back down to the wrist.

Repeat the X on the back of the hand and wrap the knuckles 1 or 2 more times. Finish by wrapping around the wrist and securing.


Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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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
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www.maximpactkarate.com
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sensory Awareness and Relaxation Programming Drill

Learning to relax and becoming fully aware of your surrounding is a skill that will increase your performance in every area. As stress level increases, we tend to lose awareness and tunnel vision occurs.

Practice the following drill will dramatically increase your focus and awareness level. I found this programming is one of the best relaxation techniques and meditations.

Find a place you can sit or stand without being disturbed. First, work on your sense of vision. Choose an object to focus on. Using your wide angle vision, notice everything in your field of vision. Observe every detail including movement, textures, shapes, colors of every object. Close your eyes and visualize the scene. Open your eyes and do it again.

Next, work on your sense of hearing. Expand your hearing and listen to all the sounds. Try to perceive as many tones as you can even distant, soft, or faint tones. Extent your hearing like a limb and search out every sound. Listen for sounds to your left then your right, front, and finally behind you.

Now, work on your sense of touch. Feel the breeze of the wind against your skin. Notice the temperature and humidity level. Feel your clothes touching your skin. Observe your level of tension or relaxation in each muscle. Feel your heart beat in your chest and the pulse in your wrist and neck.

Finally, focus on your sense of smell. Try to identify different smells. Describe each one of them to yourself.

After practiced each sense individually, now work on all the senses together. When you do, see all your senses as projectable extensions reaching out around you.


Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
(215) 249-3532
www.maximpactkarate.com
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