2019 "Increase your speed" Intensive!
I am very excited to begin the “Increase you speed” Karate/Kobudo intensive series at two locations in the Northeast! The Karate Quest Dojo in Port Jervis, NY begins Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM and the Crosswinds Karate Kai in Hazleton, PA begins Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM . The series will run once a month for the 12 month course! These will be two 90 minute classes each month for a total of 3 hours training. The purpose of the program is to develop advanced Karate/Kobudo skills and knowledge with the focus on making you faster!
The Karate training is based on the Advanced Bunkai Strategies.
I developed this 39 step arrangement of movements and strategies from our Goju Ryu kata but it doesn’t matter if you know these kata or if you are even a Goju Ryu stylist! The movements and strategies are taken individually and are universal to every style. We will work on these applications and how to execute them efficiently with the most speed.
Each month we will be taking a small section of the Advanced Bunkai Strategies then systematically work a routine that will lock it into your memory to gradually increase your speed. If you have average speed, I will give you the tools you need to increase that speed! If you are already fast, well prepare yourself to become faster! But the series is not just about getting fast. It is about knowing when, where and with what movement to counter an attack with. How to position yourself to have the least exposure to attack. You will eventually be able to block/counter at the same time the attacker commits to their attack. In no time you will be moving quickly and efficiently.
Included but not limited to in the class.
The four essential movements of the hip.
How the hip synchronizes with blocking and attacking
Timing of retracting and extending our movements
Flowing between strikes at multiple levels
Turning blocks into grabs and controls
The 4 major wrist locks
How to use forward and reverse sweeps
Centerline defensive/offensive positions
Increase reaction time blocking and countering
Develop one step and sparring skills
Learn to use energy economically while still moving at fast speeds
Attack while defending to overwhelm your opponent
The second session each month will focus on Kobudo, the art of traditional Okinawa weapons. Again, we will be working on proper use of each weapon for speed and efficiency. This 90 minute class. will cover manipulation and basics of the traditional Okinawa weapons, weapon to weapon one steps, two person drills and kata applications. The cost for both classes is $50 .
Please pardon my saying this and I do so humbly. I am 70 years old and people still tell me how fast they think I am. I have been training and teaching for 50 years now. This ability I have been blessed with is no accident. It is based on correct training drills that are designed to bring out the most from ones' training! So if you feel like you are training harder and harder and not getting anywhere, come join me and let me help you reach the full potential of speed that you are capable of!
Anyone can do it! Yes, YOU can do it!
Space is limited so reserve your first lesson now!
Roger Wehrhahn, Kyoshi