Well...I did promise all my mailing list members, Facebook fans and Twitter followers a gift for all your kind support and feedback - so here you go :-)
Below is a new video on my YouTube channel that was filmed earlier this week that takes an exclusive look inside my closed dojo during a focussed tutorial on body dynamics in traditional karate for effective close-range striking.
Subjects covered were: transference of bodyweight, dropping the knee, sequential delay, creating internal distance and relaxation for the heavy application of force. All of these principles can be found within the kata and are ingrained in pretty much every style of traditional karate.
For these exercises, we stripped the strikes from all physical exertion so that we could concentrate entirely on body dynamics, as physical effort can often mask development in this area of study.
For supplementary training to support the effective use of body dynamics, I would recommend the use of a makiwara (to challenge both the delivery and reaction systems) and the ballistic use of a kettlebell with good technique - swings, cleans and snatches are ideal.
Anyway...hope you enjoy!
Chris Denwood has been studying martial arts since childhood and specialises in the practical application of karate's traditional principles for civilian self-defence, personal development, life integration and discovery.