A typical training session consists of a warm-
Warming up is a vital part of the class as it stretches muscles and joints as well as increasing the cardiovascular blood rate to perform techniques. Failure to warm up increases the risk of potential injury from a pulled muscle, cramp or other injury. The warm up normally lasts 10-
The start of the lesson will involve basic punching and kicking techniques, correct use of hip movement, stance measurement, blocking techniques and footwork positioning. Sometimes, techniques will be built up in a way so they can be demonstrated later in the lesson with a partner during kumite or as a further study of a kata. It is worth noting that the instructor varies the level of techniques to the students attending. For example, a beginners lesson will be more basic, focusing on simple punching, kicking, blocking and stances, whereas an intermediate or advanced lesson will concentrate on more advanced techniques or movements.
Kumite is performed at a variety of levels. Beginners will perform very basic and non-
Kata is a fixed sequence of movements utilising different aspects such as breathing, balance, speed, etc, taking the form of several imaginary attackers from different directions, with a specific defence and attack.
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