Keiko Cheat Sheet (For Beginners)

Tip 1:

A loud and strong kiai is important not just for intimidation, but for raising one's morale!

Tip 2:

Hit with your body, not your hands. Use your footwork to reach your target.

Tip 3:

Beware of your ma-ai. A ma-ai that's too close or too far will result in a hit that's too deep or too light respectively.

Tip 4:

Find your bad habits and weaknesses during keiko. Being aware is the first step towards change!

Tip 5:

Avoid tensing your arms and shoulders. Grip with correct tenouchi and focus on snapping your wrists for sped and power.

 

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