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Kamas

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Kamas
  • Mackensi Emory - Thumb Spin

    The thumb spin is one of the most popular kama techniques used in competition today. Break down this intermediate level trick with a world champion.
    Sport Karate | Kamas | Weapons | Tricks | Spins

  • Mackensi Emory - Kama Chop Punch Drill

    These techniques are the foundation of your forms to make your forms clean, fast and powerful. This drill will help your students use the chop-punch effectively and with good technique.
    Forms | Basics | Chop | Punch | Combo | Creative | Extreme

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Finger Rolls

    Learn some of the best ways to help your students understand the finger roll. Personal preference will determine if they want to use the up and down method or the finger-push method.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Tricks | Spin | Manipulation

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Figure 8 Manipulation

    Figure 8's are low-risk moves that are great to show off speed in performance and competition. There are some complex direction changes, so be sure to take your time when explaining the technique.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Tricks | Manipulation | Speed

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Half Release

    The half release itself won't be used often in performance, but it is a crucial first step in understanding the timing and hand-eye coordination required for more advanced releases.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Release | Tricks

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Negative Grip Single Cuts

    Learn all of the cutting variations for the negative grip. Once your students have these cuts down, challenge them to put it all together into a combination.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Cuts | Basics

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Negative Grip Cutting Combo

    Positive grip cutting is very common. Your students can set themselves apart from the competition using this creative combo that uses only negative grip.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Cuts | Combo

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Off Time & Same Time Outside Reverse Combo

    This longer spin combination links together outside reverse rotations that are both synchronized and staggered. This is a relatively easy way to add flash to intermediate students' forms.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Manipulation | Spin | Tricks | Combo

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Open the Weapon

    This manipulation is instrumental in making smooth transitions between cut combos that use both positive and negative grips.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Transition | Spin | Manipulation | Tricks

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Outside Rotation to Close

    Closing the weapon is a basic movement, but adding extra manipulation makes it much easier to disguise those little transitions for combos.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Transition | Spin | Manipulation | Tricks

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Palm Up Palm Down Double Diagonal Finger Roll

    Be sure that your students can perform hand rolls with both hands first. Once they have the proper skillset, change up the angle a bit to spice up the double finger roll.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Manipulation | Tricks

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Reverse Rotation

    This manipulation will be used often in creative and extreme combos. It shows great speed and will help transition to a variety of spins or cuts.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Tricks | Spin | Transition | Speed

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Same-Time Outside Reverse Combination

    This combo puts together the outside and reverse rotation for a flashy speed set. Be sure to finish with strong cuts that reinforce the basics.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Tricks | Cuts | Combo | Speed

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Sideways Finger Roll Palm Down

    This spin is very similar to the palm-up sideways finger roll, but is made a bit more difficult because now you are working against gravity.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Tricks | Manipulation

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Spin Chop Punch Combination

    This drill uses the same chop-punch basics you should have already covered. Now, take a step up with the footwork and add a dynamic spin.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Combo | Cuts | Footwork | Stances

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - The Illusion

    The illusion throw is an extremely popular release in open competition. Use this basic toss to spice up your students' forms or demo team routines.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Tricks | Release

  • Mike Chat - Kamas- 5 Cut Combo

    Commonly referred to as the 7-cut because of its motion, these 5 cuts are an excellent speed combo.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Cuts | Combo | Basics

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Sideways Finger Roll Palm Up

    Finger rolls are among the most common performance manipulations with the kamas. Use the same technique as the vertical finger roll, just turning the wrist to the side.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Tricks | Manipulation

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Traditional Cutting Drill

    Holding the kamas at the bottom are designed for traditional power, not extreme speed. This drill will reinforce your students' traditional basics.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Traditional | Cuts | Basics | Combo

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Cheat to Close Combination

    Learn how to hide the weaker hand when manipulating kamas with this technique, which has been used to win multiple world championships.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Spin | Tricks | Transition

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Closing the Weapon

    Kamas require the use of cutting in both the positive and negative grip. This transition will show you how to get from one grip to the other.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Transition | Grip

  • Mike Chat - Kamas - Extreme Negative Grip Double Cuts

    Learn a creative cutting combo using the kamas in a negative or reverse grip. These cuts are great for performance and competition.
    XMA | Kamas | Weapons | Extreme | Cuts | Combo

  • Tyler Weaver - Kama Releases - Illusion & Box Cutter

    These two kama releases are heavily used in competition. You can also put these tricks together for a cool combo.
    Weapons | Trick | Extreme | Kama | Release

  • Tyler Weaver - Kama Thumb Spin

    This manipulation is great for demonstration and competition. Learn to spin the kama on your thumb with horizontal rotation.
    Weapons | Tricking | Kama | Extreme | Trick | Spin