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November 16, 2019

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  1. Thanks for your kind comments! 🙂 I'm so glad to hear that you like my work. Visit my website to learn more: http://www.karatebyjesse.com

  2. Another thing I’d like to share is kicking with the ball of the foot which is done in Isshinryu. Low kicking with the ball of the foot to the chin, knee, lower foot and all the places you mentioned will more than likely maime a person or cripple them so they could not fight back. Isshinryu traditionally uses no kicks higher than the waist and for self defense it’s perfect. Thanks for sharing and helping people understand bunkai too along with the importance of Kata. Keep it going Jesse!

  3. ok i didn't except that shit woooooow damn u made almost every perfect combo for low kick that is hard to counter or block nice

  4. is that really karate ? karate seem soo cool even more than karate movies what u show used in mua tai and and mma and kick box and karate and with nice combos

  5. Just watching this video again and I want to ask you something… I'm a practitioner of point karate (shotokan) but I can't use my full fighting combos because we can't perform low kick as you said.. is there any chance that I can practice shotokan karate like traditional style? I don't wanna ask about this my sensei now cause I don't know what will be his response… can you tell me what to do?!

  6. My Sensei got me once or twice sparring with the low low sweep LOL and bless your partner for letting you kick his legs god knows how many times!

  7. Jesse Enkamp's teaching approach is perfect and a great inspiration. It brings me back torwards karate fundamentals the way they are supposed to be taught. His teachings are so rich in style and strategy in which is a signal of fundamentals, and not swaying from the true karate way, or martial way.

  8. I would cherish a chance to study karate under Jesse Enkamp. The methods and preparation that's so clear in his strikes lessons and drills .make his video my favorite thing I've seen online or YouTube. In the early and mid eightees, I studied under one of my favorite people I ever knew who is passed away now within about a year or two now. But our art was goju ryu. He was a true clean martial man with fine fundamentals who I will never forget .And whats so amazing is that I see a quite a bit of him in Jesse Enkamp and Jesse is so young and to have the same sound karate foundation is a great treasure in the way of the arts. And the way of life. My teachers name was Harlan Cary Poe. Keep up the good work Jesse. Tarek Dajani NYC. Email: [email protected]

  9. HAAHAHA the last kick omg.
    Jesse I personally LOVE low-kicks, to the point where now most other black belts I spar with at the dojo joke as we begin each round by covering up their legs. I get sent selfies a lot too of bruised thighs. 🙂
    Keep up the great work, and see you at KNX18!

  10. Loved the moves! I will be practicing all of these kicks. By the way though, the Superman Punch is from Muay Thai, it’s called the Cobra Punch

  11. This is excellent Sensei Jesse, very similar in terms of technique execution, as well strategic, intended purpose, to our Kyokushin Karate style. Much respect for your excellent tutorials, Osu! ? ☺ ✌

  12. Hello! I would really love to practice this! But I am worried about injuries to knees. Could you explain how to avoid injuries? maybe bending the knee?

  13. We usually stand with the hips more squared in relation to the opponents, i.e not as typical point Karate stance but more facing the opponents almost with both hips facing the opponent. It can sometimes be easier to camouflage the kick but at the same time you need to have a high core strength, as in all Karate, to get all the power through the kick by using the hips and the core. But this does as well depend on body size, muscular build and quality of technical execution. Great demonstration of combinations, Jesse Sensei. And yes, we use it a lot in Kuyokshin as it can be really devastating. But fortunately, I have in my long career only used it in sparring or kumite, thanks god I never had an actual street fight. ?

  14. All styles of karate should use it in sparring it teaches defend against the most used kick in the street by someone who has no martial arts experience

  15. This was totally awesome, man! I knew Karate had leg attacks but I didn't know they were so perfectly attuned for combos. I do Taekwondo, which lacks leg kicks, but I was looking for a source of ideas that I wasn't finding in Muah Thai, which I'm not a fan of. These are so much better as they create more variety and better combo chaining. Unpredictable and fluid. Love it! This is way more compatible with my Taekwondo combos. Fantastic vid, thanks so much for posting this! You've given me a ton to think about!

  16. I have a very funny experience with using low kick. I am a south paw fighter and I almost to won every kumite with this move actually. Because I am a close quarters figher. I actually do a low kick motion but using a knee kick to the opponents thigh. I won every round and some times switching that to using a knee to lever. I was at the time rochester competition in kyokushin tournament. But in the type of the fighter video you recently uploaded, I knew I am a gifted fighter because I am patient with enduring the attacks I use my observation to my advantage. In result, I could've been a real martial artist.

  17. It pains me to watch this, knowing how obsolete this all is! After BJJ, this is all awash in lots of Eastern cultural bias that does not apply to the Western competitive mindset. Jesse, you deserve better than this.

  18. I have been on a roll these past few days watching your videos. I feel so rejuvenated in my pursuit to continue my Karate

  19. My sifu always keeps telling me to beware from karate low kicks, because , even if I intercept them, they can transforms into high kicks and I would get kicked in the face, which has been left uncovered.

    Unfortunately I cannot reply those kicks, since I am not able to reach high, and so it's difficult to learn how to counter them.

  20. But, using shin to kick below the waist is not advised because it may broke one's shin. Should one still use it for lower blows?

  21. Thanks for your works Jesse!
    I’ve just recently started my Karate journey along with my son.
    We find your videos very useful and inspirational.

  22. Jessie, fantastic, you have given me a whole new repertoire I'm 52 years old and I'm working on my style what's boxing for the upper body, in the style just like this for the lower body combined with knees and elbows for self-defense,… besides the inside low kick in front stop kicks this is been a awesome door open for me to add to my Style thank you very much… very innovative and creative oh, I'm getting to work now LOL

  23. Really solid techniques as usual Jesse! Always gives my partners some nice surprises when doing my muay thai sparring. I'll try some of these out the next time! 😀

  24. That number 5 move with the three kicks look really similar to the Ultimo dragon that is or might be retired but at least was a pro wrestler who did martial arts and supposedly trained with Bruce Lee and he was pretty quick with those kicks and he would do exactly the moving you just did either up against the turnbuckle up against the ropes or even in the middle of the Ring catch you off-guard and look really cool

  25. Amazing video! I pratice Wing tsun now, but i also praticed shotokan karate for two years. In that time i never saw a low kick, maybe because i was a low belt…

  26. I was surprised, Jesse — you left what I'd call the best one out. The typical defense against a kick is to adjust range slightly by moving backward just a bit. Whether it's a calm quick shuffle or a TKD bounce, the opponent tries to be just outside your range. But when an opponent does this, their leg muscles are busy and it becomes more difficult to check your kick — they become reliant, for just that one second, on getting out of your range to defend.

    The combo I like is a read on this behavior. Once you see that the opponent likes to just back away from your kicks, you lunge with your rear knee — a quick long step forward that looks like a kick. You plant that foot rather than kicking, then throw a low kick to one of two targets:
    — If the opponent continued backward trying to mess up your range, you can land the low kick to the inside of your opponent's lead leg. This could be to the thigh or to the calf. Both will destabilize your opponent's balance, so you can follow up or get back out of combat range afterward without much risk. I prefer the calf to the thigh. It is easier to gimp the opponent's leg by attacking the smaller muscle rather than the larger one.
    — If the opponent reads that your other leg is actually the kicking leg and that you are charging, they might raise their lead leg to try and check your kick. (Sometimes this ends up being a weak snap kick that can't extend because you are too close to them.) They also might try a straight punch to your face to disrupt your attack. In this case you don't slow down, but instead sweep the rear leg above the ankle. The opponent will fall hard on their kneecaps and wrists, and they will be severely off balance for a second or two as they gather their limbs under them.

    I really like this combo because most kickers don't do much kicking with their weak leg. The opponent quickly gets in the habit of ignoring that leg as if it isn't a weapon, which makes it the perfect weapon. In both cases the kick is so low that even when thrown incorrectly it won't be caught. At worst, you take a jab to the face or a very weak snap kick to the abdomen. It's a pretty safe move as long as you time it with the opponent's retreat step.

  27. I didn't know that your brand of karate also does the ILYUSHIN KICK. All this time my idea was that it was just limited to Muay Thai and Kyokushin.

  28. A variation on number 7, use that roundhouse to move the arm, then convert to a sidekick to the liver. My teacher loved doing that to me. Yes, it hurts.

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