Double reverse punch – 3/14/08 – Saturday Karate class

Sensei Plocharczyk has been spending a lot of time trying to help us understand how to move forward with double reverse punch.  We have been working on this drill for almost five weeks now.

Don’t think about it more than you need to…

The simplest way to explain this drill is like so;  Front a left foot forward fighting stance, take a half step with the right leg and punch with the right hand, then step all the way through and punch with the left hand.  It is a really simple move as long as you don’t think too much about it.

Sparring combination…

Next, Sensei has us work on some more combination drills.  We worked on shift with reverse punch,  rear leg roundhouse kick and reverse punch.  This is a wild combination that covers a lot of ground.

After that, we worked on shift with reverse punch, step with reverse punch and then rear leg roundhouse kick.  I have used this combination in the past and it is pretty effective for me.

Hold it for two minutes…

Sensei had us finish up with a little bit of conditioning.  We had to hold the plank position for two minutes.  I was pretty proud that I was able to hold it for the full time without cheating.  It was hard but good.

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