This beginner's course consists of a basic overview of the straight strikes in AGJK karate, covering kizamitzuki - the jab, gyakutzuki - the reverse punch or cross, and oitzuki - the stepping in lunge punch, for use by both club students and others.
The course will cover first the basic stances used in the execution of the techniques and a discussion around the importance of weight transfer, followed by a demonstration of our "guard" position and the reasoning behind it, and culminating the execution of the full techniques. Both closed fist and open palm (shotei) variations are shown for each technique.
This is followed by optional sections around solo impact training using either focus mitts or heavy bags to further develop the technique and skill used in delivering straight punch techniques for those training at home without access to a training partner.
This stand-alone course is designed to be used in conjunction with other course materials from AGJK karate and is an ideal aid for students looking to increase their training time outside of the club sessions, however it can also serve as an introduction to others interested in karate or the martial arts generally at whatever level to develop their skills.
Aylesbury Gendai no Jissen Karate
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to karate, or those with some experience who want to improve their knowledge and understanding.
Rob O'Neill has been studying the martial arts for almost 20 years, beginning with Goju-Ryu under Tom Hill's organisation, before moving to Shotokan karate as part of a Shotokan Karate England club, and then branching out to start his own group under the British Combat Karate Association.
Alongside this, he has also dabbled in Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Wrestling, and spend some time in the Navy, Met Police, and working in secure mental health settings.
He runs a small club in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, which runs a holistic curriculum of striking, throws, and grappling, set in a self-protection context.