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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Single Knee Drop Shoulder Throw/ Drop Seoi Nage with Figure 4 Arm Bar Fi...



http://youtu.be/8rKDwfXbAVw

We call the Single Knee Drop Shoulder Throw - our takedown #8. This is a self-defense against a rear choke hold.

I wanted to make an advanced version of the takedown so we added a Figure 4 Armbar for the finish of the move.

What does everyone think? Does anyone have a better follow-up for the takedown?

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Reverse Punch Fake Setup for a Round Kick in Sparring



http://youtu.be/oZu_38R2pJ8

This is a six phase workout that teaches how to use a fake to setup up your round kick. The first three phases are with the focus mitts and the final three phases are with sparring gloves. This workout is completed with some rounds of sparring.

Phase 1 - with focus mitts Fake Reverse Punch/ Back Leg Round Kick
Phase 2 - with focus mitts Fake Reverse Punch/ Lead Leg Round Kick
Phase 3 - with focus mitts Fake Reverse Punch followed up with Lead Leg or Back Leg Round Kick
Phase 4 - Sparring - Fake Reverse Punch/ Back Leg Round Kick
Phase 5 Sparring - Fake Reverse Punch/ Lead Leg Round Kick
Phase 6 Sparring - Fake Reverse Punch followed up with Lead Leg or Back Leg Round Kick

Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Quickly Chop a Tomato



http://youtu.be/NXqC6ObWH1c

This is a video response to Bex Life's Video How To Cut Cherry Tomatoes at http://youtu.be/o84_Y6MquAQ. I can really relate to the Bex Life channel because understand the balancing act of living and eating healthy among all the responsibilities of raising a family. Check out her channel to see more: http://www.youtube.com/genghisgirl.

This video demonstrates a quick way to chop a tomato into cubes. And it also contains a quick plug for the restaurant that my daughter is a Sous Chef at, Spig & Vine in New Hope. http://www.sprigandvine.com/

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hand Wrestling Tutorial



http://youtu.be/FTh7nZEWd1I

Hand wrestling is a great match for kids and adults. It develops and conditions your core strength and your stance and how to maintain your center of gravity without over-committing along with teaching how to control and off balance opponent.

Set-up
Opponents face off in a front stance with the inside of their right foot touching and grab hands as if they were shaking hands.

The match starts by making three circles with your hands.

Objective
The winner is the person to get their opponent to lift their feet off the floor or to touch the free hand to the floor.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Tomato, Cucumber, Onion Salad with Yogurt and Garlic Dressing



http://youtu.be/qFo8XYO3Rig

Today we're going to make a Tomato, Cucumber, Onion Salad paired with a yogurt and Garlic Dressing. Just to throw in some more garden fresh veggies, we're going to favor it with some fresh basil.

This salad throws in the whole kitchen sink of garden fresh veggies. Please watch and we would appreciate you giving it a thumbs up rating.

Ingredients
2 Cucumbers, Diagonally Sliced
3 Tomatoes, Sliced
1 Red Onion, Sliced lengthwise
2 teaspoons Mint
2 tablespoons Basil

Dressing
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
2 cloves Garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir until all the ingredients are combined and the dressing coats the veggies evenly.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Quick tip for maintaining the proper hydration

Glass of WaterWater is vital to your mental and physical performance. Also, proper hydration influences our state of well-being. Take a look at the statistics.

Dehydration Statistics

  • In 1998, Cornell Medical Center, NY did a survey that discovered 75% of all Americans show signs chronic dehydration.
  • 37% of those people mistake thirst for hunger causing them to eat more.
  • Even mild dehydration will slow your metabolism as much as 3% making you burn less calorie.
  • Dehydration is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • A drop of 2% in hydration can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing.

Dehydration is very common. Many times, I hear students complain of constant headaches. When questioned, I find they drink all sweetened and/ or caffeinated drinks which only dehydrate you more.

The best time to regain your hydration level is in the morning because after a night of sleep, our body is at its lowest hydration level of the day.

Simple method for Testing your Hydration Level

Scale-A-Week ProjectYou’ll need a scale that calculates a body fat percentage. Our hydration level effects the body fat percent on the scale.

Our hydration level is at it’s highest in the late afternoon and lowest in the morning.

First, measure your body fat percent in the afternoon or early evening. Then, measure it in the morning. The difference in your body fat percent between the afternoon and morning is water loss.

For example, if you weight 200 lbs with 20% body fat in the afternoon and 19% body fat in the morning, you are 1% short in water.

If you take 200lb X 0.01 (or one percent), you find that you’re 2 lbs short in water.

Since 16 fl oz equals one pound, you need to drink two 16 oz glasses of water to re-hydrate yourself in the morning.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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My hidden Talent - Throwing Things. What's Your Hidden Talent?



http://youtu.be/Cf9guyy3Zyc

Bex Life asked everyone to post their hidden talent. So, What's your Hidden Talent? Post a comment or a video response below.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Heian Nidan, Kanku Dai Bunkai - Pressing Block Spearhead Strike Bubishi #13



http://youtu.be/mbMEUu3DldM

Our lesson today is Bunkai from Heian Nidan. We are going to demonstrate the bunkai for the pressing block spearhead.

But first...

To understand this technique, we need to understand that Funakoshi and other karate masters attempted to hide the true application for this move.

The Legend of the Spearhead Strike
The legend of the spearhead strike is that you need to train your hands for many years to be able to pierce through an opponent skin with your bare hands. Training the hands consisted of thrusting your hands into progressively more difficult materials up to sand.

The legend was perpetuated but karate masters to create an air of mystery and to keep the real application secret so that students would not attempt it on others.

The Real Application
So, let's talk about the real technique. In Funakoshi's book, Karate Jiu Jitsu, he demonstrates it as one of the throwing techniques called Pressing the Throat.

Another reference to this move appears in the Bubishi. This book was handed down and hand copied from Master to Student in secret for many years. The Bubishi shows the Pressing Block Spearhead Strike as Figure #13.

Making the Pressing Block Spearhead Effective
Bubishi: The Classic Manual of CombatTwo things are required to make the Pressing Block Spearhead Strike an effective technique.
1. The thrust is at the throat level. Funakoshi demonstrates it this way in the 1st edition of his book but not in the 2nd edition that most people have.
2. The thumb needs to be out like a trigger instead of tucked in.

The spearhead strike is a thrust and grab of the throat. After the strike is performed, we rotate to make the move a takedown.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Crispy Healthy Chicken Tenders



http://youtu.be/EZ-ZzA6ZCGw

Here's the healthy alternative for a family favorite - fried chicken tenders. This version is baked to make it low fat and the oatmeal is the base for the crispy coat to keeps it whole grain.

It's a great alternative for dieters because of the low carbohydrate content and high in lean protein.

Servings: 4
Amount per Serving
Protein -- 40g
Carbohydrates -- 14g
Fat -- 7g

Ingredients
1 lb Chicken Breast
1 cup Oatmeal
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup Egg Beaters

Blend Oatmeal until it has the consistency of flour. In a bowl, mix chopped Oatmeal, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. In other bowl, add 1/4 cup egg beaters. Oil baked dish by spraying it with Pam. Create an assembly line and dip the chicken in the egg beaters. Then coat with the oatmeal mixture. Finally, place in the baked pan. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Virgin Pina Colada Mojito



http://youtu.be/leIrOe8p-Wo

This is a video response to Tara Stiles. She has a terrific channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/TaraStilesYoga. I suggest everyone go and check it out.

Virgin Pina Colada Mojito is a tasty and refreshing summer time drink for anyone to enjoy.

Ingredients
4 to 5 Pineapple Mint Leaves
1/2 Lime cut into 4 wedges
1 spoonful Cream of Coconut
Pineapple Juice
Club Soda

Add the Pineapple Mint, the lime, and the Cream of Coconut to a pint glass. Muddle until the juice of the lime is squeezed out and the mint infuses into the juice. Fill the glass with ice. Top to off with half Pineapple Juice and the other half with club soda. Stir and Enjoy

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FitFury's Spartan Pushup Challenge



http://youtu.be/aC2RtOhL4fE

FitFury posted a Spartan Pushup Challenge on his channel at http://youtu.be/a4wxonvDWwk. This is my video response to his 300 style Spartan Challenge. My score for the challenge was 28.

Also, this is my first attempt at jump cut style of video editing for the intro. Tell me what you think in the comments.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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www.maximpactkarate.com
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Heian Nidan Bunkai - Rotational Defense with Standing Guillotine Follow-up



http://youtu.be/Cx3JyOCLNLk

This is bunkai for a technique that you see in Heian Nidan and Kanku Dai. It's the side snap kick and back fist strike.

Part 1 - Rotational Defense
The self defense technique is called rotational defense against a front choke. You circle the right hand counter clockwise and bring into the side in your cup and saucer position. Then, you follow it up with an elbow strike.

Part 2 - Standing Guillotine Follow-up
Any demonstrations of rotational defense finish with you kneeing and elbow striking the opponent into submission, but this ignores a very likely scenario where the attacker closes the gap with a clinch or a double leg takedown.

In the clinch situation, a standing guillotine is exactly what the doctor (or, in this case, self-defense expert) ordered.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flag Grappling Variation - Ground Defense



http://youtu.be/QvUvRkweC5w

This is a variation on the flag grappling drill. One person has two belts inserted in each side. They lay on their back and defend with their legs and hands on their back.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Grilled Corn,Tomato, Basil, and Feta Salad

Your Summertime Check list...
Tomatoes - Check - in the garden.
Basil - Check - in the garden.
Corn - Check - in the garden or cheap at the store.

This salad is perfect for the summer time because most of the ingredients are on your summertime check list, discounted at the supermarket, or in your garden.The smoked favor of the corn, infused with the tangiest of the red vinegar, combined with the freshest of the tomatoes, and a hint of basil makes this salad a real winner.

Ingredient
6 ears grilled corn
1/8 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup feta cheese
3 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Coat corn with olive oil and grill until some kernels become brown. Once done, remove from grill and cut kernels off of cob. Whisk olive oil and red wine vinegar in a medium sized bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flag Grappling



http://youtu.be/Yapc5tkfSQk


Flag Grappling - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Drill.

The Flag Grappling Drill is a terrific drill for all ages. It teaches students positioning, how to use defense to keep the opponent away while working your BJJ offense.

The Rules of Flag Grappling is simple. Students slide a two belt strips (each belt strip is 2" long) between their belt - One on each side. Two students face each other. On the "Go" command, the student attempt to grab the opponents 2 belt strip. First student to grab both strips wins.

Remember that students are not allow to hold their belts with their hands.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
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www.maximpactkarate.com
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Position Grappling Drill



http://youtu.be/AfvYKlm-XQg

Position Grappling - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Drill.

This drill is shown with kids but is a great drill for any age. It teaches students the different positions of BJJ and how to transition with sweeps and escapes.

The Rules of Position Grappling is simple. Two students begin back to back. On the "Go" command, the student turn towards each other. To win, the students need to get their opponent in Guard, Side Control, Mount, or Back positions and hold for 3 seconds.

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