View Full Version : Training for Ichigeki
11-12-2007, 06:57 AM
I am lacking the power/technique to bring down my opponent. My typical sparring session is always a war of attrition - with no particular 'weapon' to end the fight before the time is up. Any idea how to develop this 'weapon'?
11-12-2007, 08:00 AM
Dear homer simpson,
First of all you have to understand and feel for yourself what makes a KO in Kyokushin (usually to the head, to the stomach, to the ribs and to the thighs) and find out what techniques that you are good at can correspond to a KO in those areas. Train hard in those techniques and most importantly put them in combinations. An "ichigeki" technique is "ichigeki" not because (under most circumstances) it is too strong that people cannot block it, but the technique is hidden in good combinations that the immunition of the opponent is first lowered before he or she is hit with the deadly weapon. And I must stress that you must not be too obsessed with "ichigeki". Not all Kyokushin Kumite, even on the world tournament level, are win by wazaari or ippon. If you are too obsessed by knocking out your opponent in a tournament (say you still have other fights to finish), you can get yourself injured or give your opponent more opportunities to fight back in some cases. If there is an opening for ippon by all means take it as it helps you save up energy for the next round. But you do not continously throw a hundred jodan geri to the head of your opponent just because you want to knock him out by jodan so bad, got it?
I believe if you keep working on what you are good at you will eventually be a fluent and fast fighter. Not so much trying to knock them out but deffinetly got to atleast try and inflect'd as much pain as possible on your opponent. The weapons are there we just need to marster them. As i need to as well in stead of thinking all the time i just need to apply.
11-12-2007, 10:03 AM
Work on a technique you like doing, for me it's the brazilian. Then do lots of shadowboxing, a few punches and then brazilian, with repetition you get this little combo in your head and you will do it in sparring without thinking.
If you don't know what to choose, some ideas: brazilian kick, mawashi jodan, axe kick, tobi hiza geri, ... whatever