About Training

About Training – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate

Karate training means ENDLESS REPETITION. This is the only means to efficiency. There is no shortcut to progress, so work with all your strength and spirit when you train.

To aid the novice, the progression of learning is as follows:
Position – stance.
Balance – control of position.
Co-ordination – control of balance and position in technique.
Form – performing the above correctly.
Speed – increase the rate of performance without loss of form.
Power – strengthening the technique.
Reflex – the technique becomes a natural movement.

It is essential that the progression is not rushed, but developed at each stage. Karate can be very exciting and beneficial. The discipline is also very hard.

Adages

Adages – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate Sure Ways to Overcome a slump(as told by Kancho Hideyuki Ashihara) * Ashihara Karate is multi-action karate: Always be doing two or more things at the same time, attack as you defend, defend as you attack. * Use a small flaw to big …

Anti-Grappling

Anti Grappling – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate Grappling Curriculum The AKI grappling curriculum is designed to familiarise students with basic grappling techniques and principles. While the importance of grappling is recognised, especially in a self-defence situation, it should be understood that grappling is a secondary module of the AKI. …

Distance Ma-Ai

Distance -Ma-Ai – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate In the Martial Arts, Ma-ai is a combination of the distance between you and your opponent and the speed of movement that each possesses. Other influencing factors are the size of the participants and each opponent’s fighting style.. The optimum distance for …

Finish Offs

Finish Offs – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate What are coups de grace?In Ashihara Karate these are the final techniques you will be using in a fight. ‘Final’ means you will be rendering the opponent completely defenceless, which means knocking him out. If you take it any further, it means …

Footwork

Footwork – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate The essence of foot work is to avoid your opponent’s attach by stepping back, then step in and counterattack. If you just keep stepping back, you will be felled. Always bear in mind that the step back is a prelude to attack : …

Impact

Impact – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate Impact: Refers to the moment the strike makes contact with the opponent, it is used for attacking movements and blocks, all power is concentrated in that moment. It is the way to hit with enough power to stagger your opponent, whether with a …

Junbi Undo

Junbi Undo – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate The following exercises are the recommended warm-up sequence used in the Ashihara Karate dojo. Physical exercise to warm the body beforehand is highly recommended. Instructors should note that this is only a guideline and care must be shown in correct performance to …

Positioning

Positioning – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate According to the Ashihara school ……….. Positioning is the technique of using footwork to move yourself into a suitable position to attack an opponent’s weak points : his back or side. Only positioning makes possible the Ashihara karate adage of “hitting without being …

Power Build-up

Power Build-Up – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate TrainingKarate is not body-building; there is little to be gained by developing a lot of bulging muscles. All you need is enough power to slow up your opponent, while you yourself move smoothly and flexibly.When using barbells, dumbbells (in the lack of …

Self Distance

Self Defence – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate What Self Protection is all AboutStreet Fighting. Brawls. There are only two kinds of fights – those you start, and those that get pushed onto you. There are only two ways to end a fight – by winning, or by losing. Whichever, …

The Pendulum Principle

The Pendulum Principle – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate Combined Attack and Defence Use the Pendulum PrincipleThese are what you might call double-duty karate techniques. They combine defence and offense, the timing flowing from block into attack, then into block again. If you think of a pendulum, this principle becomes …

Weapons

Weapons – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate Belt Weapons Requirements White     Blue     Yellow Filipino Kali 12 Basic strikesBlockingDisarmament Green Bo KamaeTsukiUkeKumiteKata – Shushi no Kon Sho Brown Nunchaku SwingingBlocksStrikesKata – Black Sai BlocksStrikesKata – Sai of TawadaKata – Sai of Tsukenshitahaku   Tonfa BlocksStrikesKata – Tonfa …

Word lists

Word List — Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate The four positions: Refers to the step work that symbolizes the basic circular movements of Ashihara Karate. They are represented in the badge of the Ashihara School. Fight control: A term that symbolizes all that Ashihara karate stands for, it implies a …