Yellow Belt Rear and Hooking Kicks

In this post we will cover several different categories of kicks. These include rear kicks, crescent kicks and hook kicks. There are two or three of each type of kick in the requirements for achieving the rank of Yellow Belt (). These kicks are not taught in the order presented here, but are rather established Read More …

Yellow Belt Rotating Kicks

In this article we will discuss kicks delivered by using body rotation as a method of generating power or confusing an opponent. Kicks that employ rotational delivery are often quite powerful, but are also often easily detected during the earliest stages of delivery. Common Elements There are several delivery methods and processes these kicks have in Read More …

Yellow Belt Side Kicks

Tensoku Ryu students studying to achieve their Yellow Belt () ranking study numerous stationary kicks. In this post we will discuss those kicks that are delivered off to the side, or more specifically in the direction of local angle three or four. The kicks presented in this post are not provided in any particular order. Read More …

Yellow Belt Front Kicks

In this post I’ll discuss the kicks targeted toward angle one of the . Tensoku Ryu students must demonstrate proficiency at these kicks in order to obtain the Yellow Belt () ranking. These are all kicks in which a single strike is delivered. In the Yellow Belt students learn every stationary single kick in our curriculum. Read More …

Disproportionality

Disproportionality refers to doing something and then doing something related with a different degree of commitment. This is often applied to both speed and , but it can apply to and a great many other aspects of your training as well. When applied to speed you might move at one speed (say 75% of full Read More …

Ma Ai (Distance)

Ma Ai refers to distance, but more importantly it suggests an awareness of distance. You will need to study distance and distancing a great deal. You need to know instantaneously if your opponent is in range, and if so, what strikes or maneuvers you might employ against them at their current (or future) range. Furthermore, you Read More …