The Premium Series dig DEEP focusing on 1 subject that drives understanding without drowning in over-complicated (and often unimportant) explanations, venturing too far into the desert.
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Running time 101 minutes
>> Learn the Specific Function Of Henka Waza teaching you the most inner and deep meaning that creates freedom of movement.
>> Discover the meaning of Freedom of Movement that goes beyond physical movement without struggling with advanced types of body movement.
>> Find 5 Keys you need to apply in training because without them you can never create Henka Waza. I reveal the necessary actions to take, which are ridiculously easy yet often overlooked. Do this and your training becomes twice as valuable. At least.
>> Study 8 Henka Waza from Ohyo Kumite that teach you when and how to transform movement. Apart from being cool techniques to know, you learn how the theory is put into practise and what kind of outcome it may have. Watch this video as the final chapter of the study to complete the circle and gain holistic understanding.
I try to use every opportunity to improve my own skill as well teaching my students, and I felt that this series would contribute.
My expectations were that I'll become more complete and aware as a karateka and instructor, and The Journey To Henka Waza definately did.
That's why I recommend this series to anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of Wado-ryu and improve their level. I'm convinced you'll be delighted with the knowledge, information and communication contained here.
Often Karate appears to be strict in the sense that there's only one way to do a technique/excercise. Through watching The Journey To Henka Waza I found there's a concept in place that encourages variation or adaptation to the situation. Very interesting.
What AJ explaines will affect my partner exercises the most. How to make the "official" techniques work with your current partner. How to react to unexpected situations. I like the idea of "freedom of movement" and applying the keys taught to every partner excercise.
If Karate means more to you than just a nice health exercise, I would recommend to have a look at the video.
In my understanding Henka waza is a concept that you should know and consider. Especially when you do partner exercises.
Give it a try and watch the first video - after that you have an idea and can decide if you want to go into the details 😉
I had not yet come across the term Henka Waza and was interested to know what it was. In Karate, you hear the expression "every block is a punch, and every punch is a block", but in Henka Waza it all comes together and makes sense to freely flow from one technique to the next.
What's explained in "The Journey To Henka Waza" is a real eye-opener that gives my training more focus, since now I don't think in terms of one, two, three combinations, but in infinite flowing techniques.
Since I had never heard of the term Henka Waza before, I was very pleased to learn that this concept exists because, while it might be difficult to understand and apply at first, it's the core of what Karate is all about, regardless of style..
You won't regret watching this series even if you're already familiar with this concept. That's why I recommend you to watch this series because it presents this ideology in a practical way that is easy to understand.
Imagine 5 categories of stances explained to this level 👇
(Sample Video from the series on Kokutsu Dachi)
You see how not having this knowledge greatly affects your focus...
...You'll mind unnecessary elements which lead to:
>> Details beyond what you've EVER heard (watch the Kokutsu Dachi video if you question the statement 🙂)
>> Correct foot, knee and hip placement and WHY and HOW to get into the stance, focusing on healthy and effective movement
>> ADDITIONAL GEMS like
>> BONUS: Advanced lecture on stances (24.40 min)
Originally intended as one video, I added and eleborated in depth. You'll learn Sakagami sensei's approach, Yokoyama Kancho's insights and Yanagawa sensei's final conclusion.
As a professional musician and music teacher, I always emphasize to students that basics are important.
I often remind myself that no matter how much we progress in rank or in skill, we must always go back to basics and make sure our foundation is solid. I found especially effective how AJ demonstrated how the stances are all related to each other. This relationship is not often taught.
The Stances Masterclass not only taught me how to position my body, but I also learned how stances make movements easier and more efficient.
I have a better understanding of stances as they relate to each other. This will facilitate learning the basics in a way that it “sticks” because each stance is not taught in isolation.
Watching this series will help keep your basics sharp.
I watched The Stances Masterclass to be reminded of the traditional stances I first learnt as a beginner many years ago, as we sometimes names get lost with all the modern sports karate we seem to teach.
The biggest takeaway I got was the straight forward and easy to understand explanations of the various stances by AJ.
I will re watch this video again and when I teach these in class I will be confident that I am teaching correct Wado Ryu stances the way they we intended.
The series exceeded my expectations by AJ explains and demonstrates the stances in a thoroughly professional way and expanded my knowledge.
I would definately recommend this series to anyone who is serious about learning authentic wado - ryu karate. Go into watching this series with an open mind, and you'll learn more than you thought.
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2 example videos that cover Soto Uke 👇
Imagine... What would access to 30+ of these videos mean for your training? Or your teaching? For YOUR Karate.
Jodan Uke, Gedan Barai, Uchi Uke, Soto Uke, Shuto Uke, Morote Uke, Harai Uke, Hasami Uke, Osae Uke, Suikomi Uke, Mawashi Uke, Sukui Uke...
Now you've seen the Soto Uke video, you can't unthink that knowledge. You'll focus on it in your training and guide your students better.
>> pairwork more matching.
Wouldn't you want to be in that position? Not being able to unthink the knowledge covered in the other videos?
>> BONUS 1: Complete UKE WAZA presentation from Ishikawa Sensei's DVD
>> BONUS 2: In-depth explanation on "What Is Uke Waza"
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2 example videos that cover Haito 👇
I know. Haito is quite well known and you may wonder about the full contents of the Shiyobui Mastery.
Shiyobui can be translated into parts used and you know from the old books that there are MANY weird ways (but never taught in seminars and absent in our Kata)...
...but not for long.
It's a whole list. And they come with Ippon Kumite and specfic methods so you are sure to actually learn them (in such way that you can actually apply them without hurting yourself).
Discover versatilty instead of one-size fit's all explanation that drives application
Know how to apply sensitive movements without hurting yourself
Study matching IPPON KUMITE that includes targets as well as strategies that drive mastery
>> BONUS: Method to literally drill the knowlegde
>> BONUS: Complete TSUKI & UCHI WAZA presentation from Ishikawa Sensei's DVD
Running time: 48 minutes
Final result training in Japan ^^
>> BONUS: Free access to The Meotode Crash Course
This is WITHOUT DOUBT the most popular videoseries I released the first round summer '17.