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
Mackensi Emory - Kama 7 Cuts
The foundational strikes for kamas are the 7 cuts. Master these cuts and chops before you move on to more complex techniques.
Kamas | Weapons | Striking | Basics | Combo | Creative | Extreme
Mackensi Emory - Kama Finger Roll
Learn the finger roll as a great transition in your forms. Find your balance point, use your thumb, and follow the rest of the 3-step process.
Weapons | Tricks | Spin | Kamas | Creative | Extreme
Mackensi Emory - 540 Drills
One of the most difficult transition tricks between a tornado kick and other intermediate kicks for competition, the 540 must end on the kicking leg. The 540 can be used in competition by itself or as part of a longer combination.
Kicking | Tricking | Extreme | Forms
Mackensi Emory - Aerial Tips
These tips are great for footwork, orientation, and posture to pull of your next invert move, the aerial. The aerial is a staple move in today's competitive scene.
Tricking | Forms | Extreme
Mackensi Emory - Ridge Chop Punch Combo
This hand combo is a staple combination used in competition today. This combo is great for increasing speed, power, and intensity with fast punches and clean stances.
Sport Karate | Forms | Hand Combos | Punching
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 - How to Strike With a Sword
Proper hand positioning is the first key to solid basics with the sword. A push-pull motion is essential to improving power and accuracy in your cuts.
Weapons | Sword | Basics | Cuts | Strikes
Mackensi Emory - How To Do a Figure 8 With a Sword
The figure eight is an essential manipulation for performance and competition martial arts. Not only does this technique display great speed and control, but it also makes for a great transition between cut combos.
Weapons | Sword | Katana | Tricks
Mackensi Emory - Circle Release with a Sword
The circle release is a popular performance technique used in competition. Learn this exciting move to take your sword form to the next level and impress the judges.
Weapons | Sword | Katana | Releases | Tricks