Sabaki Workout

This workout focuses on ashi-sabaki and tai-sabaki.

This should take about 60 minutes.

The Sabaki Workout

1. Warm up

Always warm up thoroughly before exercise


 1. Kihon-Yon-Dosa

  • 1 x slowly
  • 2 x medium speed
  • 2 x full speed
  • 1 x slowly

2. Kihon-Uke-Kami

Kihon-Uke-Kami-Yon

  • 1 x slowly
  • 2 x medium speed
  • 2 x full speed
  • 1 x slowly

 3. Tai-Sabaki

Tai-Sabaki-Ichi

Peform the following reps for each of the  four Tai-Sabaki

  • 1 x slowly
  • 2 x medium speed
  • 2 x full speed
  • 1 x slowly

4. Happo-Geri

This is a unique Kihon, similar to Kihon-Uke-Kame-San.  If you are unsure of the sequence, use Gedan-Barrai and Gyaku-Zuki

  • 1 x slowly
  • 2 x medium speed
  • 4 x full speed
  • 1 x slowly

Focus on foot placement and inner groin strength


5. Kihon-Uke-Kami

Kihon-Uke-Kami-Ichi

Two steps forward and two back for Gedan Barrai, Age Uke, Soto Uke, Uchi Uke & Shoto Uke.

  • 1 x slowly
  • 2 x medium speed
  • 2 x full speed
  • 1 x slowly

Kihon-Uke-Kami-Yon

Line kata

    • Gedan Barrai
    • Age Uke
    • Soto Uke
    • Uchi Uke
    • Shoto Uke
    • Gedan Barrai, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Age Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Soto Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Uchi Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Shoto Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Uraken in Kiba-Dachi
    • Uraken (in Kiba-Dachi), Gyaku-Zuki
    • Gedan Barrai, Uchi Uke (Kokutso-Dachi), Gyaku-Zuki
    • Soto Uke, Age Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
    • Shute Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, Uchi Uke (Kokutso-Dachi)
    • Gedan Barrai (in Kiba-Dachi), Gyaku-Zuki, Shute Uke

6. Cool down

Always cool down and stretch thoroughly after exercise

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