Force Your Students to Chamber Their Kicks…

karate drill for chambering your leg correctly
I tell my students – “You kick the bo and you get 2 things – a sore foot and 20 push ups. Make sure you chamber your leg properly!”

Here’s a simple karate drill to force your students to chamber their legs correctly for kicking.

This works great for front kick, round kick, side kick, back kick, hook kick… any kick that requires the knee high and the leg compressed. This in turn creates faster, more powerful kicks.

And who doesn’t want that?

All you need is a bo and 2 kick shields.

Just have your student pair up and lay the bo across the pads as shown. Have one student be the target and stand in the “pod” while the other will work for 60 seconds making combination techniques.

All kicks will need to be chambered properly otherwise the bo will be disrupted from it’s position. Have your students work 3 sets of 60 seconds each, alternating each time.

Have fun!

– Jason