Sexta y Séptima semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Si quieres leer algunos de los artículos anteriores te recomiendo veas la primera semana, la segunda semana, la tercera semana y la cuarta y quinta semana haciendo clic sobre cada una de ellas.

Sexta semana

El lunes por la noche en la la clase con Sensei Scott Langley fraccionamos Bassai Dai en pequenos trozos de kihon para así poder trabajar en detalle partes complejas de este hermoso kata, os recomiendo este vídeo en donde Sensei Scott da indicaciones sobre como realizarlo, clic aquí!

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Fourth and Fifth week at HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublin

If you want to read some of the previous articles I recommend you see the first week, the second week and the third week by clicking on each one of them.

Fourth week

On Monday the fourth week started with a class from the Sensei Jon Keeling giving some ideas about variations to practice katas, such as kata on a single line, on the same site, specular version or make an infinite random kata changing from one kata to another In the movements that could be understood as common between one kata and another. I leave the video in reality virtual -VR 360- of a part of the class click here!.
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Cuarta y Quinta semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Si quieres leer algunos de los artículos anteriores te recomiendo veas la primera semana, la segunda semana y la tercera semana haciendo clic sobre cada una de ellas.

Cuarta semana

El lunes de la cuarta semana comenzó con una clase del Sensei Jon Keeling dejando algunas ideas sobre variaciones para practicar katas, como kata en una sola línea, en el mismo sitio, versión especular o bien hacer un kata aleatorio infinito cambiando de una kata a otro en los movimiento que se podrian entender comunes, aquí! os dejo el vídeo en realidad virtual -VR 360- de una parte de la clase. Sigue leyendo “Cuarta y Quinta semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín”

Third week at the HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Wow! that week! Although the first week and the second week were great, this one was just great! From feet to head, full of imputs that have been very valuable to me.

As I commented in the second week post  Monday was a bank holiday in which I had the opportunity to go with Sensei Ross for a good dinner and a little of Irish atmosphere, however early Tuesday we were already with the corresponding morning training, we review what Sensei Scott Langley calls one of the karate principles, the spectrum of hip positions, from

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Second week at the HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublin

As I said in the previous post on Monday we started with a great class of Scott Langley Sensei. Tuesday we continued with morning training, but this time we did a kata session. Tuesday continues with some classes of children and adult training with Ross Sensei, and then i started to feel the physical fatigue product of the first week of hard training.

Wednesday, we started with a condensed session of tabata that gave way to the second part of the shodan syllabus from which I leave a video below.

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Tercera semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Wow! que semana! aunque la primera semana y la segunda semana han sido espectaculares, esta tercera ha ido de lujo! de pies a cabeza llena de imputs que me han resultado muy valiosos, ademas de haber tenido algunas pinceladas únicas que os detallaré a continuacion.

Como os comenté en el post de la segunda semana el lunes fue un día festivo en el que tuve la oportunidad de salir con Sensei Ross a por una buena cena y un poco de ambiente irlandés, sin embargo el martes temprano ya estabamos con el correspondiente entreno matinal, esta vez revisamos lo que Sensei Scott Langley denomina uno de los principios fundamentales del karate shotokan, el espectro de posiciones de la cadera, desde Sigue leyendo “Tercera semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín”

First week at the HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

As some of you know I was given the opportunity to do a internship at the HDKI Hombu Dojo in Dublin, Ireland. Last tuesday I arrived in Dublin with my backpack, two karategis and starving to train. Once at the airport, and after a hard night in which I tried to leave everything organized at home, Sensei Scott Langley was waiting for me, who kindly offered to pick me and welcome me as the first participant in the Internship that officially carries out the HDKI.

After a coffee and a delicious sandwich in the surroundings of the Dojo in Ranelagh, I was explained my schedule of classes in which I should collaborate and in which I should attend as a student as well as morning trainings conducted by the team of instructors. So that same day I attended with Sensei Palma Diosi (who is 20 times Hungarian National Champion and elite sports karateka) to three children’s classes, later with Sensei Ross Stewart who just over 2 years ago arrived from Scotland to join To the team of instructors of the Hombu Dojo and is also a JKS Champion.

With Sensei Ross I was able to participate in a class focused on the use of heel or ball as a pivot in the turns, specifically we worked on an example that is the 10th-11th / 12th-13th movement of Bassai-Dai. This time the front foot pivots on the heel and the back foot on the ball, this concept would also be dealt with sensei Scott Langley in training on Thursday afternoon, using some examples of the new syllabus of the HDKI.

Wednesday morning at Hombu Dojo and we started with an intense weight training, some of you have seen the videos on Facebook or Youtube or in this same blog in one of the previous articles morning trainings are characterized by being of high physical intensity always being mindfull.

Wednesdays is the day when you train with weights, dumbbells, ankle weights, as well as a weight vest. It is a training that lasts an hour and ends with the last minutes doing some Kata. “Juan, which kata is do not you know from this list?”, I replied “Wankan”, Wankan is one of the shortest kata of all Shotokan (24 movements), then proceeded in detail to perform movement by movement Different aspects that are important within it; Some important points to highlight is 1) in the first two movements (kaki wake uke) you have to look for the feeling of contraction and expansion, very important, 2) also in the 9th and 13th movements it is important to perform a block at the level of the head when you rotate 3) the same before carrying out the charge preceding the yama-tsuki (between movement 23-24)

The day continued with some children’s classes throughout the afternoon in which I had the opportunity to collaborate with Sensei Palma and later at the end of the day participate in the adult’s classes with the Sensei Palma Diosi. I find them very challenging, demanding your body to have a lot of freedom and a lot of relaxation and to remove a little Mindset from the kihon to get into a much more fluid and free dynamic. In this class I started a new kata for me … Hangetsu.

On Thursday the same dynamic continued with a morning training in which we used the elastic bands, as the day before a very demanding training from a physical point of view, later on I had the opportunity to attend some classes With Sensei Ross and later at the end of the afternoon with Sensei Scott Langley in his Thursday class in which we went deeper in the concept of swinging on the heel or on the ball with a very interesting kihon.

On Friday I ended up being a relaxed day in which I was able to recover energies to face the Saturday that is also a hard training day, so on Friday I took some time to go around the city and see some corners of Dublin that are nearby the dojo as well as going to Phoenix Park, the largest park in all of Europe.

On Saturday the training sessions with Palma Diosi begin with several children’s classes and then end with an adult class and a competition class focused on the aspects of kumite.

Finally comes Sunday which also ends up being a pretty relaxed day in which I have the opportunity to go to know the Guinness factory, and to recover energies for the week that awaits me … my second week, that begins with a kihon to enter into the field of Nijushiho. Here is a video of this class.

Segunda Semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Como os comenté en el post anterior el lunes comenzamos con una magnífica clase del Sensei Scott Langley que podrán encontrar en video en FB o en el mismo post de la primera semana. Martes seguimos con el morning training, pero esta vez hicimos una tirada de de katas. El martes sigue con algunas clases de niños y el entrenamiento de adultos de la Sensei Palma, ya comienzo a sentir la fatiga física producto de la primera semana de entrenamiento duro.

Miércoles, comenzamos con una sesión condensada de tabata que dió paso a la segunda parte del syllabus de shodan del cual os dejo un video a continuación.

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Primera semana en el HDKI – Hombu Dojo Dublín

Cómo algunos de ustedes saben se me abrió la oportunidad de hacer una estancia en el Hombu Dojo de la HDKI y en Dublín, Irlanda así que el martes de la semana pasada llegué a Dublín con mi mochila, dos karategis además de muchas ganas de entrenar. Una vez en el aeropuerto, y tras una noche ardua en la que intenté dejar todo organizado en casa, me esperaba el Sensei Scott Langley, quién muy amablemente se ofreció a buscarme tras mi aterrizaje para darme la bienvenida como el primer participante del programa de “Internship” que oficialmente realiza la HDKI.

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