Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1
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Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1
3.3 (2 ratings)
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Created by Joe Polito
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course you will be able to perform the basic positions and movements used in Kenpo Karate and have an understanding of the applications of those movements. You will also create four basic self-defense techniques to start building your technique library.
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Requirements
  • The only requirements needed for this course is the ability to understand and follow instruction in the English language both verbally and written. Other requirements are to have an open mind to the information presented and to have fun with learning.
Description

In this course you will be introduced to the basic skills needed in foundational Kenpo Karate. These skills include basic stances, basic blocks and strikes using both hands and feet.

                Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1 is recommended for students of any age who have had an interest in martial arts but perhaps have never studied or may have taken some lessons and would like a refresher course to brush up on fundamentals. This course it very basic and at an introductory level.

The only requirements needed for this course is the ability to understand and follow instruction in the English language both verbally and written. Other requirements are to have an open mind to the information presented and to have fun with learning.

I’ve been studying martial arts for over 30 years and in that time I’ve had the privilege of training in various styles such as Kenpo Karate, Shotokan, jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Boxing.

During this time I noticed that stances, striking, blocking, positioning and movement are the foundations common to Kenpo and many other traditional styles. This basic knowledge is a requirement to truly understanding the self-defense concepts of any traditional martial art.

Having a good understanding of these fundamentals will improve your ability to perform many techniques effectively and progress through Kenpo Karate or any of the various versions of Karate.

This course is designed for the absolute beginner or any student who is looking for a refresher course on the basics of Kenpo Karate.

This introductory level course would be the equivalent of training for 2-3 weeks with an instructor at a local martial arts center.

This course is set up in an easy to follow format. It's setup in a progressive manner containing 3 main sections which are broken down into smaller subsections.

Each subsection contains information, commentary and tips and in some areas I've included breakdowns of positions and body alignment diagrams.

In this course you'll learn basic stances, hand strikes, blocks and kicks. We'll use some basic drills to reinforce and help you practice what you learn. As you progress through this course you'll be shown some basic techniques to help you better understand the application of your new skills.

These techniques are for instructional purposes only and not meant to be used exclusively as combative strategies. These techniques can be practiced with or without a partner.

At the end of this course you will be able to perform the basic positions and movements used in Kenpo Karate and have a general understanding of the applications of those movements.

This course will take the mystery out of learning martial arts and bring it down to a basic level using easy to follow steps and language.

Keep in mind that practicing often and consistently will help you better improve your skills.

Who is the target audience?
  • Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1 is recommended for students of any age who have had an interest in martial arts but perhaps have never studied or may have taken some lessons and would like a refresher course to brush up on fundamentals. This course it very basic and at an introductory level.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:14:29
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Introduction to Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1
1 Lecture 05:25

Introduction to Kenpo Karate Basics Level 1

Preview 05:25
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1: Basic Stances
5 Lectures 05:28

Learn the traditional Kenpo Karate bow.

The Bow
01:13

Learn the Kenpo Neutral Stance.

Neutral Stance
00:29

Learn the standard Horse Stance.

Preview 01:08

Learn how to get into a forward fighting stance.

Forward Fighting Stance
01:15

In this lesson you will be shown how to move from one basic stance to the other.

Flowing Through Stances
01:23
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2. Hand Strikes, Kicks and Blocking
16 Lectures 26:50

Learn how to deliver an affective front punch.

Preview 01:54

Learn the mechanics of a back knuckle punch.

Back Knuckle Punch
01:01

Learn the vertical (thrust) punch.

Vertical Punch
01:14

Learn the Hammer punch.

Hammer Punch
01:38

Learn how to deliver an uppercut strike.

Uppercut
01:39

Learn the Hook punch.

Hook Punch
02:16

Learn the Front Kick.

Front Snap Kick
02:22

Learn the differences between a front (snap) kick and the Smash Kick.

Front Smash Kick
01:51

Learn how to deliver the side kick.

Side Kick
01:39

Learn another front style kick called the instep kick.

Instep Kick
00:59

Learn this unique style kick called the back kick.

Preview 01:32

Learn one of the most recognizable kicks in the martial arts. The Roundhouse kick.

Roundhouse Kick
01:59

The inside-out blocks are also known as the #1 and #2 blocks in some styles.

Inside-Out Blocks
01:28

These outside-in blocks are also known as #3 and #4 blocks in some styles.

Preview 01:35

Upward blocks #5 and #6 can be used to defend many overhead and high angular attacks.

Preview 01:36

Learn downward blocks #7 and #8 used for blocking low attacks.

Downward Blocks
02:07
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Drills
2 Lectures 25:00

Perform single, double and triple strikes using a combination of the Front Punch, Back Knuckle Punch, Uppercut and Hook punch.

Punching Drills
15:00

Perform multiple kicks using one leg and varying speeds and direction of kicks.

Kicking Drills
10:00
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Apply What You Have Learned
4 Lectures 11:03

Learn Basic Technique #1

Basic Technique #1
04:59

Learn Basic Technique #2

Basic Technique #2
03:34

Learn Basic Technique #3

Basic Technique #3
01:03

Learn Basic Technique #4

Basic Technique #4
01:27
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End of the Course, a thank you from your instructor.
1 Lecture 00:43
Thank You from the instructor. View when you have completed the course.
00:43
About the Instructor
Joe Polito
3.3 Average rating
2 Reviews
5 Students
1 Course
Martial Arts Instructor

              My training began in early 1986 in East Boston, Massachusetts where my strong desire to learn the martial arts gave me the motivation to sign up at the local karate school where I trained 5 days a week. In the early 1990’s I continued my training by learning Aikido and Jujitsu and then moving on to Thai style boxing and American boxing. After a couple of years of moving from one school and style to another I chose to settle into Kenpo Karate under Shihan Joseph Nesta who was one of Professor Nick Cerio’s highest rank students. I was tested and received 1st Shodan followed by 2nd Nidan ranks from the late Professor Nick Cerio (10th Dan). My 3rd dan rank (Sandan) was issued by Shihan Joseph Nesta (10th Dan). As of this writing, I am still a student of Shihan Nesta with whom I have been training for over twenty-two years.


Styles of Training: Kenpo Karate, Shotokan, Jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Boxing. I also had some lesser training in Thai style boxing and Tai Chi.