Monday, May 30, 2011
Improve your reaction time, speed, and sen-no-sen in kumite at home with...
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Hello fellow karataka, Today, we're going to teach you an at home drill to quicken the reaction time of your techniques.
TV Response Drill
Here's a great way to speed up your reaction time and reflexes with the TV Response Drill. Training reaction drills at home are difficult because you don't have a partner to react to.
So, here's the drill
Turn your TV on and mute the sound.
Face the TV in a Guard Stance.
Pick a technique to practice.
Every time the scene or camera angle changes throw the technique, for example a jab or a reverse punch.
Some Examples to Try
* Jab - Kizami Zuki
* Traditional Reverse Punch -- Gyaku Zuki
* Boxing Cross
* Boxing Combos -- 1-2 Punch & 1-2-3 Punch
* Front Kick - Mae Geri
* Round Kick -- Mae Washi Geri
Practice this drill a few times at home, outside of class and watch how your speed and reaction time become lightning fast in class. Before you know it, you'll be beating your opponent to the punch every time. Your Sen-no-sen will be instantaneous and instinctual during kumite.
Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate