Lunge, reverse punch, drive forward – 1/14/11 – Friday Karate class

Sensei Brien spent a lot of time on different sparring drills today but one in particular stuck out.

This is a really simple but effective drill to help develop explosive power.  We started out in a very low, lunging front stance, from there we throw a reverse punch and then spring forward and throw another reverse punch as fast as possible.  This is a double reverse punch movement but loading up in the low lunging stance helps build the legs and explosion forward.  When starting in the low stance, your back heel can be off the floor but be sure to keep the knee of the back leg pointing forward and not to the side.   Give this one a try, I think you will like it.

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