Friday, October 14, 2011

Karate Front Kick and the "38 Special"

Something you don't see emphasized outside of traditional martial arts much are good basic kicks, especially front kicks, which can be especially devastating. Just ask Vitor Belfort after Anderson Silva unleashed one on him.

The 38 Special is a pretty cool kata developed by Sensei Bill Glasheen, Uechi-ryu 8 Dan. It demonstrates the various kicks used in karate, especially the front kick. The kata starts about 1:20 into the video. It is not the best quality but you can really see the crispness and good form.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great kata. Strong, swift, precise movements of large muscle masses such as those used in kicks are sure to provide an excellent physical workout as well as increasing our martial arts skills. Thanks for posting it! Do you know this kata and can you teach me - or a can AWCNF dojo hold a special dedicated class for the purposes of learning this kata???
    --- Uechi_Ryu_Dad (a.k.a. Larry P.)

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