Follow Us

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to Throw a Knife Revisited - Short Version



Some viewers asked about the good throwing knifes in the video. Here's the link to the two good ones.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015RM3KC/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maxiimpakara-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B0015RM3KC

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GPLXAO/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maxiimpakara-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399381&creativeASIN=B001GPLXAO

How to throw a knife revisited

This is a short version tutorial on how to throw knives. This is a class demonstrates how to throw knives for beginners. Learn how to throw knives and you'll impress all your friends.

You will need three things to learn how-to throw knives.
Throwing knives
A Target
Adherence to rules of safety

Warning: Knives are dangerous to throw. Throw at your own risk and they should never be thrown at others.

Types of throwing knives
Throwing knives should not be sharp on the edge. The point of the knife and the weight determines the best quality throwing knives.

The Grip
There are many different types of grips like the hammer grip and pinch grip. In this video, we use a pinch grip. Pinch the blade between your thumb and index finger. Your thumb should line up with the spine of the blade.

The Throw
With the throw, bring the blade up to the side of your head and point your elbow at the target. Unlike a baseball throw that goes across your body, the knife throw goes straight down and extends out to the target like your pointing at where you want to throw. The body rocks forward with the throw.

The Distance
The proper distance is important for a proper spin knife throw. The 7' range is a ½ spin to the target and the knife is gripped by the blade. At the 11' range, the knife spins one full revolution to the target and it's gripped by the handle. At the 15' range, the knife turn 1 ½ times to the target and it's gripped by the blade.

Making adjustments
Where you stand is very important to getting the knife to stick in the target straight. Minor adjustment to your position will be necessary depending on the throw. At the line, make your first throw. If the knife over-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted upwards, inch forward in your stance and throw again. If the knife under-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted downwards, inch back in your stance and throw again.

Remember that consistency of the grip and throw are a necessity to hit the target accurately. Keep practicing until you become adept at hitting your target.

Thanks for watching How To Throw Knives!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
­­--------------------
SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trosanelli
BLOG: http://TimRosanelli.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Impact-Karate/164790534764
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/trosanelli
MY 60 SITUPS CHALLENGE: http://60situpschallenge.blogspot.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­­--------------------
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Shuji No Kon Sho - Bo Kata



Shuji No Kon Sho

This mornings practice of Shuji No Kon Sho. I love this okinawan kobudo staff kata.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

­­--------------------
SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trosanelli
BLOG: http://TimRosanelli.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Impact-Karate/164790534764
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/trosanelli
MY 60 SITUPS CHALLENGE: http://60situpschallenge.blogspot.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­­--------------------
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Turning the Corner - Double Reverse Punch Point Sparring Technique



Are you looking to gain an edge on your opponent? This point sparring may be the ticket.

Most people spar in a very linear fashion -- forward and back. This technique "turns the corner" in a non-linear fashion that makes it difficult to handle and a high percentage point sparring technique.

You set-up up your partner with a jodan gyaku zuki / reverse punch to the face then side step to get throw another reverse punch to the stomach.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
­­SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trosanelli
BLOG: http://TimRosanelli.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Impact-Karate/164790534764
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/trosanelli
MY 60 SITUPS CHALLENGE: http://60situpschallenge.blogspot.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

­­­

Practicing a Butterfly Kick



Practicing a Butterfly Kick

Here's the story, I wanted to teach my demo team some trick kicks. I have no experience with these kicks because I came from a traditional school.

I researched some kick here on YouTube and broke the moves down into drills to teach my students. The surprising part is that as I demonstrated the drills in class, I found that I actually learned the trick kicks myself. I thought it would be impossible to learn because I am in my forties. Check the video out of me practicing a Butterfly Kick.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

­­--------------------
SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trosanelli
BLOG: http://TimRosanelli.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Impact-Karate/164790534764
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/trosanelli
MY 60 SITUPS CHALLENGE: http://60situpschallenge.blogspot.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­­--------------------
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Tie a Shoelace Super Fast



Do you tying you shoes too slow? This tutorial will show you a really fast way to tie your shoelaces called an Ian Knot.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bo Kumite Drill - Bonus Tip on Strategic Thinking in Karate Kobudo



Bo Kumite Drill - Bonus Tip on Strategic Thinking in Karate Kobudo

This video provides a little advice on how to think strategically when learning and analyzing karate staff weapons sparring techniques, even if it goes against standard methodology.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bo Sparring #5 - Bo Kumite against Thrust Attack



This is our fifth and final installment of basic staff kumite or sparring techniques we practice at the dojo as part of our okinawan kobudo training which is against a straight thrust or tzuki attack.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
­­SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trosanelli
BLOG: http://TimRosanelli.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximum-Impact-Karate/164790534764
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/trosanelli
MY 60 SITUPS CHALLENGE: http://60situpschallenge.blogspot.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­­
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bo Sparring #4 - Gedan Bo Kumite with Partner



This is our fourth basic staff kumite or sparring techniques we practice at the dojo as part of our okinawan kobudo training which is against a low attack. As the others, this technique started with a defense against two attack, followed by a clearing move to immobilize the weapon and counter attack to the back.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
­­
­­
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com