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December 2, 2019

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  1. Loved it, I already use a journal to write down kata step by step when I am first introduced to a new one. And it does help my dojo mates are constantly asking how I learn and retain so quickly. This video has opened my eyes to use that same method for the rest of the aspects in my karate, those subtle forgettable details. And a gopro is on my wish list lol. OSU! thank you!

  2. I do confuse techniques in kata sometimes, in Shotokan, some of the moves in kata are the same in other katas with slight differences. Very easy to get them mixed up.

  3. Hey, Jesse! I've been watching you for 1 year, and I have been found a lot tricks how to improve my Karate. My aunt lives in Sweden, Landskrona. I really want to meet you, your mom, and Oliver. You are all kind and friendly people. Hope that will happen.

  4. nice video. 57 likes and no dislike. and you are a really good youtuber i like your video's. keep up the good work.

  5. Great tips Jesse, I would add when you take notes make sure you you print and do not use cursive, because when you print you have to be more deliberate which will help you remember it better.

  6. Well you and I have spoken about this before Jess. Muscil memory has always helped me. That and I have been doing that since i was 13. Now, when I excercise and workout i write it down and continue to see my mistakes and where i have grown stronger and improved.

  7. "And no, I'm not going to release them for you" lol keep them coming Jesse, love your videos, I subscribed!

  8. My master made a series of dvds and he gives one after each belt test for the appropriate next rank. I cannot stress enough how much that helps.

  9. Another great video, Jesse! These steps will surely help when it comes to learning and internalizing techniques. Thank you for always keeping us motivated and for helping us along our own karate journeys.

  10. papuren, that you've learned in Australia… if I'm not wrong is one of forms that mabuni sensei learned with a chinese man called go genki by okinawans… is very graceful, for competition fits very well delicate or slim-athletic women… by the way i suspect that this kata is from same family of pechurin/suparinpei… some similarities: (1) start in sanchin kamae (open hand, but still sanchin kamae); (2) sequence that you show, three uke, kuri/kake followed by mae geri and forearm/elbow strike, followed by uraken/urazuki; (3) after gedan barai, next sequence is very similar to suparinpei/pechurin and (4) this canjie 百歩連 for pechurin and this other for papuren 八步連 may be readed with same sound in chinese, something like Bā bù lián… about this link between papuren and pechurin/suparinpei, am I crazy or this make some sense?

  11. It's called practice, something people don't want to do outside of the dojo. I don't mean to sound cheeky, but when I started in martial arts I trained with my old brother every day 7 days a week.

  12. Thank you for these techniques i will be sure to try them as i try to learn my new syllabus to get my nidan 🙂 what dan are you Jesse?

  13. I followed all your tips i get many benefits and also i keep dairy but i dont understand japnese words help mee

  14. How creepy. Around the time you posted this, I was just ending taekwondo training, and was just telling my instructor about the training journal I have. Thanks for the tips!

  15. Thanks for your nice comments! ☺️ Makes me happy to hear that my videos are helping you along the journey of Karate ? Visit my website to learn more: http://www.karatebyjesse.com ?

  16. If remembering moves is a problem, then to be able to use it in a real situation is an issue on a whole different level. XD

  17. Thank you so much for the tips! This will really help me when i am training karate! You’re awesome Jesse!

  18. Jesse sir plzz help me i am from kimura shikokai style i am brown 3 now i am practising in maharashtra mumbai india i loved u r vidoe your technique i very nice and effective love from my dojo VMFZ

  19. Jesse Simplifier Enkamp. In all videos you just simplified it very beautifully . Love your videos ❤

  20. Could you make a video comparing and contrasting different styles of karate? Or maybe a series of videos on each style you're proficient at, summarizing the main points of the style and how it's unique from other styles?

  21. Hello Jesse, And I thought that I was the only only one struggling with remembering my Kata. But the hardest thing was remembering the Japanese. Thank you for the tips. As always great advise

  22. That is some good info. My sensie was just saying to film my self to see what I'm doing wrong to correct my self. Compare videos from the first time I did the move to the improved one. So I can see how to correct it. Not everything is in the manual so that's good to keep extra notes. Reinforcing what you learn.

  23. Oh, man! Your videos and everything you do is so great, but you know what is even better? seeing Sensei Oleg teaching you a kata! He's the best and I love him and all the Hayashi Ha instructors.
    Come to Australia again, I'll be happy to attend your events!

  24. Do you like kumite? What do you think about kumite between a different styles of karate? Is it dangerous because hidden techniques and not practiced? Is it worst as to fight against other martial arts, thanks in advance.

  25. Hello Jesse san , would you please upload a video of your kumite. Or comparison between kata and kumite competition.

    Yours sincerely
    Vineet Deshpande
    (Karate Nerd)??????

  26. Your tricks are very helpful to me because sometimes I am confuse between some of the moves of the katas.

  27. Good points ! Yes I totally agree doing it over and over and if you can teach too it really reinforces your own knowledge of a move, technique, or application Bc you’ll do your studying to teach it correctly so then your student gets the how and why as you in turn again reinforce your training.

  28. Great tips! I also find that a good aid in learning techniques or kata is to visualise yourself doing it perfectly, then go through the Kata in slow motion, thinking about all the points of each move, correct stance, correct breathing, when to include tension and in what part of the body. For instance if doing a reverse punch, ensure your out-breath finishes with the technique, that the twist of the fist is done at the end and for me, most importantly that when you tense at the end, only the muscles in your forearm tense up, the shoulders etc remaining relaxed and that immediately after completion you relax again ensuring you remain loose and fast! After a few repeats of the visualisation and slow-motion moves, gradually build up to full speed, I find the body remembers for you, using these methods!

  29. Sensei this video is very motivational and a really big help for my training before a competition thanks a lot for making this

  30. Dear Mr. Jesse,

    Congratulation for your having made a simple but efficient methodology of retaining Karate techniques. 
    To make things better, however, lLet me add some extras to the three levels mentioned in the presentation:

    Level I. Taking notes of the tedchniques can be added by drawings, say the beginning, intermaediate and final positions of the techniques. Drawing the same technique from above, to show how wasit work, e.g. at gyaku-zuki or Mae-geri are principles that cannot be left out. 

    Level II. Taking visual notes, such as from the film, footage of oneś own mobile fúppphopen, old experts often recomend performing techiques ofr even Katas with eyes shot, thus relying more on the memory of the body, mouslcels oand feeling associated with it.

    Level III. You are right, it is the context that what makes or gives sence to any single or sets of movements perfoormend either in Karate or foreing language learning. The only caution is to be applied in terms of gradually approach from those
    – simple (a defence on spot)
    -combined( a problem solving sequence of techinques involving defence+ countermeasures )
    -complex actions ( a whole Kata to a certain level or degree when fighting multiple opponents)

    Yours faithfully,
    Paul, 64, retired instructor of GOju-ryu Karate

  31. Great tips ! One of my art teachers in college once said practice doesn’t make perfect but it sure can’t hurt ha. So as you say practice practice practice ?? ?

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