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  • Justin Ortiz - 2-4-6 Counting Rhythm Warm-Up

    This warm up sets up some of the dynamic motion needed for sparring. It also helps your students stay synchronized during the warm up and will make your class look more professional.
    Warm Up | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Timing | Rhythm

  • Justin Ortiz - Spinning Hook Kick

    Learn how to minimize the amount of circular motion in your spinning hook kick so that you have a faster kick that is more effective for sparring.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - The Twist

    This is a teaching technique that helps students learn how to pivot. This pivot is going to be important for so many techniques including fundamentals like round kick, side kick, and reverse punch.
    Teaching | Pivoting | Kicking | Kids

  • Justin Ortiz - Split Pyramids

    This stretching drill provides an active stretch that will prepare your students for fast motions like kicking. Make sure they are already warmed up a bit before using this stretch.
    Stretching | Flexibility | Splits | Kicking | Warm Up

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Round Kick

    Try to avoid taking the impact of the attacker's round kick. Use a side step to minimize impact and grab the leg before executing additional strikes or sweeps.
    Self Defense | Takedown

  • Justin Ortiz - Tornado Kick for Sparring

    The tornado kick is an exciting move that is typically only used for demonstration. However, with the proper set up and timing it can be an effective sparring technique as well.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Twist Kick

    This advanced and deceptive kick requires a lot of hip mobility. Pumping a round kick is a great way to set up the twist kick.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Advanced Shift Back Fist - Open Stance

    The back leg is going to lead the way to step out of the line of the kick. The slight turn of the shoulders sets up a strong back fist.
    Hands | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Switch, Swoop, and Swipe

    Now in a closed stance, one can defend the side kick by quickly switching their stance before executing the swoop and swipe. The swoop being the scooping of the leg, and the swipe being a follow-up ridge hand.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Swoop and Swipe

    Defend against a lead leg side kick in an open stance by scooping the leg with one hand, following up with a strike by the other.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Round Kick - Open Stance

    Lead with the back leg on a side step to avoid the round kick. A check with the opposite hand will block the kick and set up a scoring reverse punch.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Advanced Shift Back Fist - Closed Stance

    This technique is a counter for a closed stance lead leg round kick. The footwork of the shift opens the opportunity to land the back fist.
    Hands | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Round Kick for Sparring

    This technique, known as a check, will prevent the round kick from landing. You can also defend the round kick with a well-timed step, but continue to use the check just be sure the kick doesn't land.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Defense

  • Justin Ortiz - Defensive Side Kick

    Use a backwards side step to create the space necessary to extend the defensive side kick. This kick is a staple for any sport karate sparring athlete.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Defense

  • Justin Ortiz - Spinning Back Kick

    Learn the secrets to making your spinning back kicks faster. This will make the kick much more practical for sparring use.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Damon Gilbert - Push Pull Reaction

    Students will start in a clinch, pushing and pulling to work their entire body. This physical exercise will be followed by practicing of any technique the instructor chooses.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Cardio | Conditioning

  • Damon Gilbert - Explosive Reflex Development

    This footwork drill is key for helping your students develop their reaction time. This will help them evade their opponents and create space while sparring.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Reaction Time | Speed | Defense

  • Kameren Dawson - Ridge Hand Add Ons

    This combination drill keeps it basic and helps students understand how to link moves together. The drill is similar to the reverse punch and back fist add ons.
    Punching | Sparring | Self Defense | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Kicking | Speed | Bag Drill

  • Kameren Dawson - Back Fist Add Ons

    Do you feel like you get stuck using the same drills time and time again? Use these back fist combinations to spice it up a bit.
    Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Hand Techniques | Speed | Bag Drill | Sparring

  • Kameren Dawson - Reverse Punch Add Ons

    Similar to the back fist add ons, you can use a reverse punch to spice up your old drills as well. Combine the reverse punch with multiple important kicks.
    Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Speed | Bag Drill | Sparring

  • Christine Rodrigues - Round Kick Reaction Drill

    Use this drill to work on reaction time. This drill will help you stay on your toes in the ring and be ready to strike.
    Sparring | Intermediate | Techniques | Speed | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Karate | Kicking | Round Kick | Pad Drill | Partner Drill

  • Christine Rodrigues - Defensive Side Kick

    The defensive side kick is extremely important for stopping blitz techniques. Learn a few great drills to develop this kick.
    Sparring | Kicking | Timing | Reaction | Point Fighting | Side Kick | Defense | Point Karate | Point Sparring | Partner Drill | Pad Drill

  • Christine Rodrigues - Kick Positioning

    The hook, round, and side kicks are the three most commonly used kicks in sparring. Learn how to disguise these kicks and avoid "telegraphing".
    Techniques | Sparring | Footwork | Pad Drill | Kicking | Partner Drill | Point Karate | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Christine Rodrigues - Ax Kick Drill

    Work on the ax kick from a point fighter's point of view. Learn how to disguise your ax kick so the opponent never sees it coming.
    Intermediate | Technique | Angles | Footwork | Point Karate | Point Fighting | Sparring | Partner Drill | Kicking | Pad Drill