STRIPING AND TESTING for Karate belts, colors, and level training.
“Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”
Thomas Edison tried to make a light bulb over a thousand times, and it didn’t work. Someone asked him “How do you feel failing to accomplish your goal after all that work?” Edison said “I haven’t failed I have just found out 1000 ways NOT to make a light bulb. Of course he kept trying and eventually did discover the way to make a light bulb! How many people with out his Extraordinary Determination would have given up in a few dozen tries or a few hundred tries?”
How to make a good kata great
1. Eye contact
2. Strong Kias
3. Tight hand on hip
5. Chamber Kicks
6. Head and Back straight
7. Fist Tight
8. Proper foot position
9. Focused Power
10. Strong start, Strong Finish
KATA LINE- Have students line up down the floor facing a partner. Have them perform their kata as strong as they can. Then have the last person in one line, run to the end and everyone moves down one. They do they same thing with everyone facing a new partner.
QUAD KATA – Set up the entire class in groups of 4. Have all the groups 4 students set up in a squares, facing each other. Have them perform their kata as strong as they can. Keep rotating a new person into each group.
BLIND FOLD KATA- Buy bandanas and use as blind folds. Have groups of students perform their kata blindfolded.
LINE KATA DRILL-Line up the students in a basic line. If you are doing Amerikick Olympics, put them in RED, WHITE AND BLUE teams.
ANGLE KATA- Have students start Kata facing a corner.
Charade Techniques-Instead of calling out the technique, so who can react first when you Charade the name. Such as make a circle with you arm and touch your elbow for CIRCLING ELBOWS.
ADULT TECHNIQUE LINE – Line up adults with one facing the rest of the line. They perform the same technique on everyone in the line. Then go to the end and next person does the same.
KARATE BELT COLORS STRIPE TESTING
Generate more enthusiasm with POINTS. Use the POINT Cards the same as we do in tournaments, each time the class performs a tech, kata or basic. Have 3 Senseis hold a up a score for the class.
SUPER SPARRING DRILL
COUNTER REVERSE PUNCH- Have Partner 1 lead off with any attack. Partner two must block or avoid the attack and score with a counter reverse punch. Have partner 1 do 10 attacks then switch places.