Introducing, "Quarantine Karate"!

March 17, 2020

      Oh you thought a pandemic and nationwide quarantine was enough to slow us down? Not a chance. On this blog we'll post a thread of at-home training videos to keep you sharp, strong, focused, and fit while you're staying safe inside.

 

     Scroll down to see the videos we've created so far aimed at all ages that new and existing students can do with their families, and which can be scaled up or down depending on your age and martial arts experience. While we encourage you to work with a partner, these video workouts can totally be done solo, but we do recommend parent supervision.

     Soon we'll add videos aimed specifically at our older and higher-ranking Juniors, Teens, and Adult students who are looking for more of a challenge and techniques appropriate for their experience levels.

     In between we'll be putting out shorter tutorial videos to demonstrate specific drills, forms, and combos that you can practice in your living room or backyard, to help you keep your techniques fresh and you on the road to your next rank.

 

      If you would like to reserve some striking/kicking pads to check out to take home and practice with, Text us at (949) 361-9111 or email dojo@martialartsinsc.com to let us know when you can pick them up (current students only). 

 

     Striking mitts and gloves will make your at-home training more focused and fun, but all workouts can be executed using your bare hands or items you have around the house.

 

     We'll try to have new videos out every couple of days, and we encourage students to revisit and repeat previous workouts to help measure their progress and to help burn off excess energy.

 

     Be sure and check your workout space and clear it of any potential hazards before you start, and you should always warm up and stretch before practicing any physical activity to avoid injury and increase flexibility over time.

 

     Don't forget to send us clips to show us what you got! And all students and parents should feel free to call, text, or email your instructors if you have any questions about anything you see (or don't see) in the workout and tutorial videos, or to request a video tutorial of a specific drill or technique.

 

     Click Here to read our full response to the COVID-19 quarantine.

 

     Have fun and stay safe, #TeamSanClemente! Scroll down to see which videos have been posted so far:

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 1

     ln our first workout, we work on some basic kicking and punching combos, and conditioning for the arms and legs. Partner, gloves, and striking mitts recommended but not necessary.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: 8-POINT BLOCKS

     In our first tutorial video of the series, we're laying down the foundations with the 8-Point Blocking System and Counter Strikes. Required for White Belts and up.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 2

     In Episode 2 in our Quarantine Karate series to keep you sharp, strong, focused and fit (and sane) during the #Coronavirus pandemic, we have a fiery warm-up, followed by some basic blocks and stances that we build up to defensive maneuver practice alone or with a partner. BONUS: A lil ab work ;) You can return to this video again and again to measure your improvement, and adjust it for your age and level of martial arts experience.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: FRONT BALL KICK

       In this episode we are working on one of the most important basics to master in your Martial Arts training: the Front Ball Kick. You can use a kicking pad, pillow, or just aim at the air to practice the steps of this kick.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 3

     We've got one more workout class to get your weekend started! In this class, we warm up by flying like a butterfly, stinging like a bee, and dropping it like it's hot. We add a new strike to our arsenal (Rising Knee), and finish with some planking and cardio that can be done alone or with a partner.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: back slap-out

     From slipping on a banana peel to being shoved to the ground by an adversary, learn how to protect your head and neck in a fall without risking injury to your arms with the Back Slap-Out.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 4

      We are getting our bodies moving, practicing some of the building-blocks for our techniques later on, and then putting it all together with Kempos (on a partner or solo) and some more core!

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
lockdown Kempo with Sensei Richard

workout 1

     In this at-home martial arts workout, Sensei Richard takes you through some of the basics of striking, with conditioning for the legs and core.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: KEMPO 1

     Kempo 1 is one of the first defensive combos beginners learn. Students must demonstrate proficiency when drilling against a realistic attack from an opponent as a requirement for Yellow Belt and above.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 5

     On this episode, we warm up in the "Ninja Forest", then focus on building strength and flexibility in the legs to make our kicks fly in the final rounds.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
lockdown Kempo with Sensei Richard

workout 2

     Today we work on striking and Kempo 2 with variations for different rank levels.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: how to tie your belt

     Sometimes the hardest part is getting started! Miss Meka teaches you how to tie your belt like a pro.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 6

     Let's stretch and strengthen those legs to build a fun and flashy combo. Sidekick is the skill of the day.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: KEMPO 2

     Students must learn and demonstrate proficiency when drilling Kempo 2 against a realistic attack from an opponent as a requirement for Orange Belt and above.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 7

     Time to freshen up those Defensive Maneuvers, starting with DM 5.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: PINAN 1

     Your first real form and one of the most important requirements for Orange Belt, here's Pinan 1. Students should already have the fundamental elements of this form (8-Point Blocks, Half-Moon steps, Front 2-Knuckle Punch) down before beginning.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 8

     We are really mixing it up today with rolls, combos, a Pinan 1 variation, and finishing it off by running through all of your "number 1s".

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: front roll

     Front Roll can be used to get back on one's feet quickly and safely when falling forward. We use it a lot in warmups and drills, and later on it will help students with some basic Jiu-Jitsu techniques.

Martial Arts SAN CLEMENTE presents
Quarantine Karate: At-Home Martial Arts Training For All Ages

workout 9

     Time for some new elbow strikes, footwork drills, and a burner for your abs and legs.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: HALF-MOONS

     Half Moons help teach your legs how to move smoothly by maintaining balance and stability. This footwork will be the foundation for most of your Katas (Forms) through Black Belt.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: PINAN 2

     Pinan 2 is your second Form (required for Purple Belt) and the footwork is the same as Pinan 1, so make sure your Half-Moons, 8-Point Blocks, and basic strikes are pretty solid before you begin this one.

QUARANTINE KARATE | TUTORIALS: KATA 1

     Today we're working on one of my favorite Forms, Kata 1! This Form is required to earn your Purple Belt. Make sure that you're warmed up and stretched out before we start so you can make your kicks snappy and stances clean.

 

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