Body Mechanics

Good friends at Sensei Advincula's seminar

I just returned home from another great seminar given by Isshinryu karate master, Sensei A.J. Advincula. Today he discussed and demonstrated body mechanics, which is one of my favorite topics. I find it fascinating how accurate positioning of the body, and proper tensing of the correct muscles can double or even triple a person’s strength. Since I’m a small person, I need all the strength I can get. Conversely, if your positioning is off by a little (even by a half inch) your strength is minimized.

At the seminar, we experimented with many different arm positions to determine how to get the most power from your punches and blocks. I’d like to share some video clips with you on Thursday’s blog (assuming I can figure out how to do that) to demonstrate what I’m talking about. Then you can try it at home and see for yourself what proper body alignment can do for your karate.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the video on body mechanics.

On a personal note, I’d like to wish my grandma Gert a very happy 95th birthday today! I love you grandma!! 🙂

~K.M. Fawcett

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4 responses to “Body Mechanics

  1. Interesting. Any particular techniques you can describe? And happy 95th to your grandmother!

    • Thank you, Angela!

      Check back on Thursday for the techniques. I’m trying to upload a video as I thought it would be easier to demonstrate visually rather than type everything out in a blog.

  2. Pingback: Body Mechanics Part 2 | Attacking the Page

  3. Jake Dominguez

    I terrific seminar, I learned so much, and had a great time, met wonderful people. Thank You

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