Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Roundhouse Kick

In this video I give explain the basics of the Roundhouse Kick. I then share some fight footage on when to use this kick. Because the kick is a circular technique I suggest that in be done with the opponent is stationary or moving back. It works well as a counter and a follow up to miss attack. When the rules allow grabbing the leg, I recommend low and high round kicks, which are harder to grab. Also keep in mind that kicking with pants on is risky as the opponent can grab the pant leg. I will show the Roundhouse applied in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, and Shidokan Triathlon Rules (Bare knuckle Karate, Thai Boxing, Grappling).

Friday, February 10, 2017

Using The Side Kick

The Side Kick is one my favorite kicks to use. Because I'm sideways, my opponent can't hit me. I can kick his guard and still know him back. I can use it offensively and defensively. In this video I will show some of the ways that I use this technique. First I will explain the technique from a traditional training concept and then provide you with fight footage showing the kick in action.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Punching Techniques

Last time I discussed some clinch and knee techniques. This time, we are going to look at some Karate punching. First I will explain the basics of the punch and then provide some fight footage to see the techniques applied in combat. Over time I will explain my thoughts and philosophies on punching in various styles (Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, etc.). Look for more fight tips soon. Study, practice and enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Shidokan Karate Clinch Technique

In this video clip Sensei Adam Johnson shares with Shidokan South members a Sabaki clinch technique. Shidokan representatives from Georgia and North Carolina travelled to the U.S. Shidokan Hombu Dojo for training.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shidokan Atlanta Low Kick Tips

Here's a video demonstrating when to execute low kicks. These techniques work best when used in combinations, when backing an opponent up, and when countering. Throwing them blindly without setting them will put you in position to have your kicked blocked, evaded or countered. Study this clip and improve your low kick.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Judo Fight Tip

Here's a video clip showing a Judo transition in a no Gi environment. This is from the 2002 Shidokan World Open. This is the Semi-finals with Matee Jedeepitak. The throw is Osoto Gari (Outer Reap) and the submission is Ude Gatamae (Straight Arm Lock). I prefer to use and under hook when there is no Gi. With the sweat factor I control the wrist (at the glove) on the arm lock. In future videos I will show more Judo style take downs without the use of gloving and give you my 2 cents on how I apply them.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Attacking The Body

Last weeks fight tip was on the clinch and knee. This week we look at the body attack. In the following clip we will look at ways of attacking the body (specifically the liver). When you stop someone with a body shot their body shuts down. Hitting the body wears opponents down and saps their strength. Unlike a knockout to the head wear you don't know what happens. With the body stoppage your are conscious of what is going on.