Drills for Beginners
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RED SUN ACADEMY'

D R I L L S ..F O R.. B E G I N N E R S

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH SENSEI'S STANCES?
.....Sensei will demonstrate common mistakes students make.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH SENSEI'S BLOCKS?
.....Sensei will demonstrate common mistakes students make when blocking.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH SENSEI'S KICKS?
.....Sensei will demonstrate common mistakes students make when kicking

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PUNCHING IN FRONT STANCE DOWN THE ROOM
.....Sensei & Advanced Students will square students' shoulders

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FOOT ANGLE
.....Beginners will pair with Advanced Students.
.....Advanced student will check to see that
.....Beginners are correctly employing their foot angle.

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FOOT ANGLE

.....A. BEGINNERS will pair up with ADVANCED students.
.........ADVANCED students will work with BEGINNERS on their foot angle.

.....B. We will all observe YW, OR, and maybe GN belts do their kata
.........to see if they are applying their foot angle in their kata

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CHAMBERED HAND
.....Beginners will partner up with advanced students.
.....Advanced students will check beginners' chambered hand (kata).

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SQUARE SHOULDERS
.....Sensei & advanced students
.....will help beginners square their shoulders as they move
.....(self-defense uke too)

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BREATHING
.....We will make sure all beginners BREATH
.....as they do their kata or strikes (especially kicks!).

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10 BLOCKS

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10 of each Block (each hand)

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THE DARB THUMB!
.....We will look at beginners' Junbi and kata
.....to see if their darn thumb is sticking out!

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10-MOVE HAND COMBO
.....Beginners will pair with Advanced Students.
.....Advanced student will check to see that Beginners
.....are correctly employing their hand strikes.

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PUNCH WITH STEP
.....In white belt kata, beginners often begin their punch too soon.
.....The hand must remain chambered while you step,
.....only to then let go the moment the foot lands.
.....Sensei will demonstrate.

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FRONT HAND OUT WHEN KICKING
.....Beginning students pair up with Senior students.
.....Beginners do front kick facing forward, then front kick facing backwards.
.....Each way, the forward hand should be out.

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UPPER BLOCK
.....Beginning students pair up with Senior students.
.....Is wrist straight? Is arm angled?

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CHAMBERING THE SHUTO STRIKE

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KICKS WITH CHAIRS
.....Holding the back of a chair, work on chamber, recoil & foot angle

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SELF-DEFENSE UKE

.....Beginners will practice:
.......... Proper fighting stance
..........When to step forward
..........Proper punch
..........Where to direct the punch, and
..........Quick reaction time
.....when they are a self-defense partner.

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SELF-DEFENSE
.....BEGINNERS will pair up with ADVANCED STUDENTS.
.....Advanced students will work with beginners on their white belt self-defense

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SPARRING BASICS
.....BEGINNERS will pair up with ADVANCED STUDENTS to “spar”.
.....Don't worry beginners, all ADVANCED STUDENTS will do is block.
.....You will try your strikes out on a person, knowing you will not get hurt.

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THREE-QUARTER TURN
.....Sensei will go over, then review
.....each individual's three-quarter turn from Taikyoku kata.

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OBSTACLE COURSE
.....Advanced students hold targets

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3-STEP SPARRING

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BEGINNERS SPARRING
.....Beginners will pair up with advanced students.
.....When defending, beginners will block/punch.
.....On offense, beginners will jab/cross/kick (back foot).

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SPARRING - "see the opening" drill
.....Teacher stands behind student
.....who is sparring (usually a beginner student).
.....Teacher calls out areas where the opponent is open
.....(example - left ribs, right headgear).
.....Student strikes as fast as possible.

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CIRCLE ELIMINATIONS
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Everyone in a circle.
.....Sensei will give each student a strike according to their rank.
.....If your technique matches or surpasses your rank you can sit.

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PILLOW DRILL

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.....Students will do Taykyoku kata with a pillow on their head. Do not spill pillow!
.....This teaches the student water elements (grace & flow) and not to bop up and down in kata.

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