Here’s a drill taken directly from my 125 Dynamite Drills ebook that I thought you might enjoy. It helps students understand the importance of correct distance, line and timing… 3 critical factors for fighting success.
Use it this week in class, see how it goes and be sure to post your comments…
Drill Name: Punch, Punch, Switch, Punch
Equipment: partner or punch bag
Method: Both people stand with left leg forward, one “slide” away from each other. Together they simultaneously make reverse punch to the body, hitting and then recovering to their original stance. Immediately upon return to their stance, they slide in again and repeat the process.
The object is to build a “beat” to which you punch so that you both punch, punch, punch at exactly the same time.
After the 2nd punch, Person #1 changes stance as they pull back to recover (making sure they are out of striking range) and slides in to punch in the opposite stance with the opposite hand, before Person #2 delivers their punch.
The idea is for Person #1 to break the timing and hit before Person #2 has a chance.
Person #1 must make sure that they step to the outside line of Person #2 so they retain the advantage of having the sweep if required.
This is a great drill for timing and line work.
Notes: This drill can be done with one person and a punch bag.
For 100+ more karate drills and exercises to sharpen your skill sets you can get your copy of “125 Dynamite Drills” here. In the book I also reveal the advanced method for this drill plus a ton of others too.