Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Our chief coach Hanshi Chia has more than 40 years of coaching experience. He is assisted by some other blackbelt coaches in the class.
Kindly email Hanshi Chia at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Tanglin Community Club for more details of the class.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We would like to thank the following in help us to make this activity a success:
1. Tanglin CC for providing the premises, sponsoring the medals and staff supports
2. KSK seniors members who come back and help to organize as well as to help out in the actual day
3. Current training members who give us the strong support and participate in the events
4. Hanshi Francis Hong from Zen Shin Ren (Gojuryu) who assists us in all technical aspects
5. All parents and supporters in supporting us in this event
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
How to be a better Kumite fighter
How to become a good Kumite participant
Script by Hanshi Chia Kwek Fah
There are several areas we need to address it, before we could achieved what we are aiming for.
These are: 1. The Basic knowledge and execution of movement in karate-do.
2. The fitness condition of the participant
3. The understanding of the Rules and regulations of Kumite.
4. The actual exposure of fighting.
1. The Basic Knowledge of Kumite movement
One should be able to perform the basic kumite stance, and able to manupulate his body as he wishes to any direction. This would prevent you from getting out of the match area often, and resulted to Hansuku condition.
All punches and kicks must accompanied with the five elements of scoring during the match.
One must able to execute Jodan Geri, which will score 3 points in the match; as well as Ashi Barai (The sweep). These techniques will make you score more.
2. The Fitness Condition of the Participant
Knowing all the techniques but unable to deliver it effectively will be useless. To be agile, flexible, fast reacting and strong, one must go for strength conditioning program. Aimless gym training or fitness training have not impact on performance. Only sports specific prescrible program would enhance the performance tremendiously.
3. Participant should try go attend Kumite Judging Workshop, so that he would understand from first hand knowledge, how a punch or kick would score in a match. If not, than the technical coach should clearly illustrate the key points of the Rules and Regulations of a Kumite Match.
4. The Autual Exposure of Fighting
Participant must try to ennage himself to all opportunities that would provide him chance to do kumite, whether it is a practice session or official match. Through these matches, participant will be able to build his confidence during matches.