Hello. We will now work on defense technology which is called Gedan Barai. So why I start with a defense technique? As I have explained to you in the article, you must know that Karate is a martial art, therefore, it is a war art. But it is primarily a defensive art, a self-defense technique. Besides, Master Funakoshi often told his students there is no karate in offensive action. So you tell me: no offensive action in Karate and yet it is offensive techniques. It’s true: the Zuki, Mae Geri, kicks and punches. But what is meant by “no karate in offensive action” it’s just that the fight, karate, should be the last resort. Above all, always try to avoid combat by negotiation, by discussion and all that. Understand that when doing a fight is that one is forced. So, we train to defend. It is a fight to defend. That, and the principle is the idea of ”no karate in offensive action.” So much for the introduction. So I had to start my blog and my articles by a defensive technique. But in general, the first defense technique that is learned is Gedan Barai. Then “Gedan” means low. You see, Karate, down, below the belt is Gedan. Belt to the throat, almost: the Chudan part. And above is Jodan. So Gedan means: low, “Barai” means: scan. So Gedan Barai is swept down a blockage. down flushed. We’ll begin. I’ll bring me a little bit. We will start the decomposition of the art. At first … I’ll put Gedan Barai with the left arm. So I hold the right arm. The left arm should be Gedan Barai up to the ear. So I have arms that cross. Not completely crossed like that. The arms are crossed and then I’ll uncross your arms, therefore there is the lock phase. I uncrossed arms down. The arm which Gedan Barai comes down and slide along the other arm, while this arm comes to size: this is what we call Hikite. Hikite means: back of the hand backwards. So we made Hikite and the other arm is tense before to sweep all part here. If you have an attack happens on the game here, I will remove it and put it out with Gedan Barai. An attack down: a kick, even, in the abdomen, I take it off, I put it out. If you take your body, you have your axis which is the vulnerable part of your body, therefore, you risk having attacks here. It is removed, it is passed outside. In Gedan Barai, you are going to hit with the game: Tettsui the hand or hammer. Or, with the outer portion of the forearm. We take back. The other side. I reach a hand at the bottom, the other ear. So, the hand is at the bottom: the palm which turns towards the ground, the other: the palm which turns to the ear. And I go down. I shoot well. We will make some. You’ll make a few with me, come on, we repeat. Quite simply, I cross my arms, I uncrossed arms. I run, I uncrossed … One important thing: often, beginners will tend to pull the arm too far. This does absolutely nothing because once your opponent’s attack is out of the axis of your body, you do not risk anything. He’s there. So there is no point in going further. All you do is you open your vital parts and your opponent may repeat a second attack. A kick, punch or whatever, but it may come to attack you again on the parts that you have open. So unless you intend to unbalance your opponent. Following is another approach. In your attack, your opponent, you feel that it is enough … that, you go … you may gain the unbalancing, okay! But otherwise, no! Is not exceeded. Once you are off the axis of your body, that is enough. So we will detail a little bit more of a muscular point of view, what are the body parts that work first. You should know that in most karate techniques, everything comes from the belly. This is called “Hara.” This comes from the belly. Imagine inside, behind, a little below the navel. Inside, you can imagine as a very strong ball. Everything starts from there. In fact, all technical means: hip rotation. So Gedan Barai. I’m going back for you to see your legs too. Gedan Barai.
We will do our technique. In fact, once you are here, the technique does not leave the arms, it is not arms that move first, but it is the hips. There will be a rotation of the hips and at the same time, a contraction in the back. You must have the shoulder blades behind which shake. You have a contraction of the back. Hips and along the back, and it is they who send arms. If I put myself as example, you can put the same, you start like this: an arm that is in the ear and the other front. Now I’m ready to Gedan Barai. If you do descendiez the arms, you have only the strength of your arm down as it is. From there, I’ll turn my hips. You see ? As soon as I turn my hips and I squeeze back together, it will start to go down my arm and at the same time, it takes me the other backward. That alone, and after, just keep the art. I do this: just let the arm not stop them and we end our movement. So there … A hip rotation. Hip then moves forward, the other does not retreat. In fact, it all depends. If this is done backwards, you have one advancing. It is a fact in rotation. A rotation of the hips and I squeeze back, I get it back. The other side. We take back. Left arm outstretched, the other ear. Right now, I’ll turn my hips and at the same time I get it back … I have one who comes back and the other forward. Come on, lets go now. We contract. Think: rotate and contracts. Then they let go the arm. the Gedan Barai technical We will now see side for you to visualize well in space, how is the arm that Gedan Barai. So there when we made Gedan Barai, the arm stops just above the knee at about the equivalent of two fists. You see ? I do the other side. I’ll do it with the other leg. So the same principle: I go down and I stop here. You see ? Just above the knee. I start from the other side. Always a rotation of the hips, contraction in the back. So now we will work Gedan Barai advancing, and then to work backwards. On the same principle: I go away, I will move and when my foot hits the floor, then I’ll lock my technique, I sit on the position and I do a rotation of the hips. So when I come here, my hip out ahead and the other back … it does not back actually. There was only one who advances like this, an advancing and making a hip rotation and back which always locks …. So here we go. We take back. I start like this. I’ll start, you do mirror. I’ll move the left arm and you Gedan Barai with the right arm. We are going down. A. We advance the hip property. So we are left … you saw? I find myself three quarters. This is a position called “Ayumi”. Here you face. There you are Ayumi. Hip and back that lock. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. Is done on the other side. Right, so you: left. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. Yame. We will now do so in reverse. I’ll move me to be a little better target. Then, stepping back, same principle: one goes down, the idea is to fall. It is not: to climb down, but the position, I lose my balance backwards and I fall. I go down there. I go down and hip … You see? There, in fact, it is not that one that beforehand, but it is the other receding. But when I get to the end, when I get to the bottom, I lock. When I arrive at the bottom, this is the one advancing and the other remains in position. And at the same time, I contract back. Think about this: you must have good back flat when you arrive. Well flat back, dorsal well contracted. The rear dorsal that allow you to lower the shoulders. We take back. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. The other side. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. Yame. You did see ? Systematically, my arm stops above the knee, not there, but above the knee. On both sides every time, above the knee, but no further. Just to clarify: we must be very careful with Gedan Barai, with other techniques too, but with Gedan Barai, when you arm, must do … I’ll get closer so you can see well. It must be very careful not to lift the shoulders. There, one will tend to lift the shoulders. Beginners even roll their hips like this. So we must be very careful keep the body down, hips remain there. In fact, it only moves the arm. In part there, you must move the arms. Arms, more relaxed as possible and when you go down there, is locked. There, you put tension in the abs and back. There, but not before. So remember well for that. Iron this video as much as possible. You switch back, you train to Gedan Barai. At the club, you will see that your teacher will correct you and you will see that by doing it, ironing video and repeat this technique: Gedan Barai, to assimilate all the things I told you, progresseriez you in your technique Gedan Barai. Thank you for following me throughout this first video and I hope that you enjoyed. Feel free to put comments at the end of the article so I can improve myself in the next video. 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