Supplemental Training

In addition to the essentials, karate practice may also include:

  • Push hands
  • Striking and kicking pads, body shields, focus mitts, speed bags, heavy bags and makiwara
  • Combinations
  • Throws, sweeps and reaps
  • Takedowns
  • Chokes, holds, arm bars and wrist locks
  • Grappling
  • Ground fighting
  • Weapons
  • Breaking
  • Theory, techniques and applications from other martial systems
  • Self-defense
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