Get My Black Belt: Wado Ryu Karate (Part 1)
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Get My Black Belt: Wado Ryu Karate (Part 1)

Everything you need to know to become a Black Belt (Part 1, Beginner to Orange Belt)
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Created by Alex Buxton
Last updated 4/2020
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to pass a Black Belt Grading in Wado Ryu Karate
Requirements
  • None
Description

This course is the only course of its kind in the world. You will learn everything a Karate Orange Belt (6th Kyu) knows. This course contains the following:

  • Section 1: Basic Techniques

  • Section 2: Kata & Bunkai

  • Section 3: Blocks & Counters

This course is shot from multiple angles, including slow motion, close ups and freeze frames with annotations, to provide you with an immersive experience. Common mistakes are also highlighted, allowing you to self-correct.

Section 1 – Beginner to Orange Belt Basics

The course includes all the Basic techniques you need to get your Orange Belt. Before we move onto that though, we will show you how to warm up so that you are performing at your peak.

We will show you exercises to loosen your neck, shoulders, arms and hips as well as tips to help you achieve the splits for those all important head kicks. Among dozens of techniques, we will show you punches, kicks, strikes, blocks, foot sweeps and how to combine these to the best effect.

We will show you how to increase the speed and power of your punches so that they won’t be seen by your opponent until they are getting up off the floor!

Kicks include the front kick, roundhouse kick and side kick.

Basics are the building blocks of Karate. Once these have been mastered, they can be used for Kata and then modified for Kumite.

Section 2 – Beginner to Orange Belt Kata & Bunkai

Kata means “Rules”. Everything in Karate is contained in these Katas. For students new to martial arts a Kata looks like a dance formed from a set of the Basics you have already learnt. However, each Kata is really a fight with imaginary attackers. These Katas vary from 16 moves to over 70 depending on your grade and you need to master a Kata for each Karate Grade. They are as follows:

  • Pinan Nidan – Yellow Belt (7th Kyu)

  • Pinan Shodan – Orange Belt (6th Kyu)

It isn’t just a matter of learning the moves though. A grading panel will be looking at your vision (where you are looking) your combinations (as the Katas are performed at different speeds), your preparation to each move (as each move needs to be complete to show a full understanding) and your stances. We will take you, move by move, through how to perform each Kata to a World Championship level.

Bunkai is taking Kata to the next level. A Kata cannot truly be mastered until you understand the Bunkai. It is performing the Kata but with the imaginary attackers actually being there and attacking you. This will give you new insight into the importance of every subtle move of the Katas. It takes the Kata from looking like a dance to looking like a fight. All students and all instructors need to understand this to become true experts at Karate and it is an aspect of Karate that is rarely taught. Although you will not be tested on Bunkai in a grading, if you understand them fully, your Katas will be World Class. Bunkai to the following Katas is included:

  • Pinan Nidan

  • Pinan Shodan

Section 3 – Beginner to Orange Belt Blocks & Counters

Between learning your Basics and learning to free spar in Kumite, the logical step is Blocks & Counters. These are set drills to teach you a number of ways to Block & Counter an attack. Other than increasing your defensive and offensive repertoire, Blocks & Counters get you used to attacks coming towards you so that you react effectively and don’t panic. On this Orange Belt course you will learn:

  • Gohon Kumite (5 step sparring). This is how to deal with an attacker coming at you with five similar attacks such as 5 head punches, 5 chest punches or 5 kicks.

  • Basic Ipon Kumite (1 step sparring). The next level is Ipon Kumite. Here you will learn intricate and effective defences against head punches, stomach punches, roundhouse kicks, front kicks and side kicks.

Get My Black Belt: Wado Ryu Karate (Part 2), Green Belt to Black Belt is also available on Udemy.

Who this course is for:
  • Martial Artists
  • People who want to learn martial arts
  • People who want to learn self defence
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 02:53:25
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:07

Please read me before you begin this course.

Preview 01:07
+ White Belt (8th Kyu)
2 lectures 57:55

This section shows you the principles you will need to know before embarking on this course. It includes:

  • some basic ideas about why karate works

  • how to tie your obi (belt)

  • how to make a fist correctly

  • how to warm up safely

  • how to execute the correct stances.

White Belt Basic Principles
23:10

You will learn the following techniques which are required to pass your first belt:

  • Junzuki turn Jodan Uke – Forward stance turn, head block

  • Gyakazuki turn Gedan Barai – Reverse stance turn, lower block

  • Maegeri – Front kick

  • Surikomi Maegeri – Step and front kick

  • Maegeri Tobikomizuki Gyakazuki – Front kick, head punch, reverse punch

  • Soto Uke Gyakazuki – Outer block, reverse punch

  • Uchi Uki Gyakazuki – Inner block, reverse punch

  • Gedan Barai Gyakazuki – Lower block, reverse punch

  • Jodan Uke Nihonzuke – Head block, double punch

White Belt Basic Techniques
34:45
+ Yellow Belt (7th Kyu)
2 lectures 36:49

You will learn the following techniques which are required to pass your Yellow Belt:

  • Junzuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Front punch (chest & head)

  • Gyakazuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Reverse punch (chest & head)

  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch

  • Maegeri Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Front kick, roundhouse kick, reverse punch

  • Surikomi Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Step and roundhouse kick, reverse punch

  • Soto Uke Gedan Barai Gyakazuki – Outer block, lower block, reverse punch

  • Uchi Uke Jodan Uke Gyakazuki – Inner block, head block reverse punch

Yellow Belt Basic Techniques
15:58

You will learn the Pinan Nidan Kata (pattern) and the accompanying basic Bunkai. The Bunkai is the explanation of the techniques you are performing so you know what they mean and what you are trying to achieve.

Yellow Belt Kata and Bunkai (Pinan Nidan)
20:51
+ Orange Belt (6th Kyu)
3 lectures 01:16:42

You will learn the following techniques which are required to pass your Orange Belt:

  • Junzuki & Kette Junzuki – Front punch & front punch with front kick

  • Gyakazuki & Kette Gyakazuki – Reverse punch & reverse punch with front kick

  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch

  • Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Side thrust kick, reverse punch

  • Maegeri Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Front kick, side thrust kick, reverse punch

  • Surikomi Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Step and side thrust kick, reverse punch

Orange Belt Basic Techniques
18:44

You will learn the second Kata, Pinan Shodan and the accompanying basic Bunkai.

Preview 17:21

Between learning your Basics and learning to free spar in Kumite, the logical step is Blocks & Counters. These are set drills to teach you a number of ways to block and counter an attack. Other than increasing your defensive and offensive repertoire, Blocks & Counters get you used to attacks coming towards you so that you react effectively and don’t panic. You will learn:

You will learn basic defences against the following attacks:

  • Maegeri – Front kick

  • Mawashigeri – Roundhouse kick

  • Jodanzuki – Head punch

  • Chudanzuke – Chest punch

Orange Belt Blocks & Counters
40:37
+ Wrap Up and Next Steps
3 lectures 00:52
Credits
00:32

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Help Your Fellow Students
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Further Learning
00:04