Pad-Holding Workshop (diary entry)

Botley class 1 Botley class 2 hook Botley Class 3 uppercut16.07.21

Athena School of Karate booked me to teach a special class on pad-work based on a combination found in my second online workout. We broke down the individual techniques and looked at their transitions before going pad-holding protocols. The Dutch Kickboxing inspired  combination – jab/cross/hook/uppercut/switch-kick/rear shin-check/jab/cross/hook/rear round kick – is used to promote better flow and chaining of techniques. The combinations practical application involves a fast flurry of punches used to veil a shuffle into a kick, a fast check of an opponent’s opposite lead kick followed by another shorter flurry of punches into a rear kick.