Hello and welcome to this new video. So the first video we will do a kick. We will learn today Mae Geri, the kick panel. This is usually the first kick you learn in your Dojo. I think this is the simplest, but it is however quite complicated to achieve because one would think that this is equivalent to a kick a ball, while not at all. Putting a face kick, put a Mae Geri it’s completely different, you will see mounted knee, hip rotations and stuff. Its very important. So let’s begin. Mae Geri. So “Mae” which means before; “Geri” is: foot shots. Here, everything Keri Waza is kicking techniques. You can blow up front: Yoko Geri, kick aside: Mawashi Geri, roundhouse kick. So Mae Geri, we’ll hit Mae Geri with either the tiger tooth: Koshi, ie, we strike with the tip of the toes. In this case, for beginners it is completely avoided because you may hurt you more than being efficient. Okay ? It can also strike with the heel, Kakato Geri. With the heel One can also hit the top of the foot. Here’s another angle, Koshi, the tiger’s tooth. I hit Koshi. I can hit with the toes. Tiptoe While there, do not hit too hard. We will have very reinforced toes, but in a bag, it is best avoided. Okay ? I can hit with the heel. The heel So there I strike with the heel. This is Kakato Geri: it’s called, or so with the underside of the foot. Here, the bottom of the foot. back kick. Okay ? Most of your teachers will tell you, the first thing we do in Mae Geri: it really lift the knee. I do not quite agree with them. Already, knee lift, it must raise as much as possible, okay? But the first thing we must do is: move your hips, that is to say, we will switch hips and that’s what hip tilt that will help the knee up. You see, hips to mount the knee is tilted. Is tilted hips. So, I have a retroversion of the pelvis. The basin is backwards and it is this that will rétroversion up my knee. … Who will lift my knee. So Mae Geri, there are two ways, in fact, to do so. There is what is called Mae Geri Kekomi, a penetrating kick. We just penetrate the target. And the kick Mae Geri Keage. Keage which means whip. So it’s a whip kick. There, one will come hit the target. So we will detail. We will already start detailing Mae Geri Kekomi. So Mae Geri Kekomi, as we said earlier, we need the knee up. So, I’ll swing my hips back up to the knee. And then I’ll have a hip rotation. That is to say that my hip that wants to Mae Geri, will move forward to send the knee forward and thereafter, it sends the foot as far as possible. So it looks hip. You see ? It looks hip: which lifts the knee. Knock and brought back immediately, we will come to rest them. So what is important, I have told you several times, it was love … any part of the stomach. So this is the womb that will lift the hip to the knee lift and then a second time is pushed to send the foot towards the target. So the foot, it will do that: it goes up and then it was a straight path. Therefore, it goes upward and then forward. From bottom to top, while the hips rock and then forward while hip advance. Here. Mae Geri Keage is a little different. Mae Geri Keage: everything is going to do some simultaneously. You will swing the hips and send it forward, mount the knee, fit the foot. Everything is done at about the same time. So that your foot will have a trajectory almost straight. It’s a little rounded, but almost straight from the ground to the target. And then we just whip. Here I come back and I whip. … and I come back. I whip and come back. I whip and come back. I whip and come back. So we will work out well to break down the hip movements. So what you will do, this is to put yourself in front of me. So you can imagine your hips. Here, the hip, it will swing back. You tilt the pelvis backwards. You’ll take your left leg. I Rock the pelvis backwards. That, and I get the knee. So I do not do that. I’m not just: knee lift. I pull up here and I let my knee. I let my knee up. Now, so we will emphasize, I go away, but I get the knee a little higher. A bit higher Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku We’ll do the other side. So it is always the basin which rocks, but here I leave a foot on the ground and it is my right foot that will come up. Your right foot and my left foot. A two three four five Now we will intensify. So I do: the start is the same, but I leave up my knee. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku Here. So once you have mounted the knee, the foot is in the air, we have to send to the front. So there, the pool will be like this backwards and then I’ll move my hip forward. You see ? Look ! I advance my hip forward. What we will do, we will decompose. So you raise your knee. Attention when I say lift your knee, that’s not it. I do not want you to do that and your pelvis is still flat. We need the pool … I must toggle. You have the body that hand back slightly. Not completely because otherwise it swings back. So back slightly so as to keep the balance on the supporting leg. So you go knee lift by tilting your hips. Once you are there, the knee forward: a two three four five six it rests We’ll do the other side. I get up above: a two three four five six Yame So initially, you may have a little trouble with balance. This is normal, but it’s important to do this kind of exercise because the force of the Mae Geri especially from the supporting leg. So it is very important to be well balanced on the supporting leg to be hit hard. Okay ? It must be well balanced on the supporting leg. So to do this kind of exercise will improve your balance in order to have an effective Mae Geri. Now, at first, you can stand on something. You lean against a table against a wall, whatever. Not fully supported, but just to occasionally in order to make a balance. But soon it will do nothing. Go, therefore, the first exercise we take. It goes like this. You slightly lift one knee and is rising hips up my knee. rising hips up my knee. Come on, we’re ready: Ichi Or San Shi Go The other leg. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku the second exercise is repeated. I lift the knee and then my hip forward. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku The following exercise. Finally, the other leg. For once, I’m going to get to the other side so you can see well the hip forward. So I get up. So you, you do it with your right leg. Come on, we’re ready Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku And rests. So now we will resume the second year. Therefore, the leg upwards. But instead of doing that push the knee as if it was hit with the knee, we will leave from our leg; I leave from my leg and I brought back immediately. I hit and I bring … I hit and I always back trying to keep balance on the supporting leg. So to be balanced on the supporting leg, think of one thing, your foot should be as relaxed as possible. You should not contract the toes. You see ? It does not contract, as relaxed as possible. Calm down. The supporting leg is slightly bent and above all, very important: toes look ahead. There is no way to do that: to turn like that. Okay ? It does not turn like that, no! It remains front and striking face. It does not take off the heel either because the force must be firmly anchored in the ground. It must be well supported on the ground to be able to hit. For that impact, the return of energy could well come down to the ground and not do that. There it is, you have won a few millimeters. Perhaps you’ll reach more easily your opponent, but you will be ineffective. So important, stay anchored in the ground. Come on, we take our exercise. So there you lift the knee by swinging hips, of course. And then we will move the knee and right now, the leg is launched, it is reduced. Come on! Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku The other leg is lifted Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku Now we will bind all, not too fast. We will raise the back and rests. So I flip my hips, I go, I go back down. A Come on, we’re ready. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku The other leg. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku I’ll put myself aside and you resume. I’m right leg, you left leg. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku The other leg. Ichi Or San Shi Go Roku Yame It will blow a little. So now we’ll make Geri Mae Keage. Mae Geri Keage You have to think of one thing, the foot will go as quickly as possible and hand it in through like that. So it will happen … on your opponent, it will happen from the top down. From top to bottom So if your opponent is like that, it is no use trying to hit before. Your foot, it will do that. In general, Mae Geri Keage, knock in parts, going back in the chin and then in the stomach when your opponent is slightly leaning back. In general, when he attacks for example … when it attacks … you can stop – Very effective way – stop with a kick Mae Geri Keage. Come on, we will return hachiji Dachi and directly taken up. So we do everything together. We tip it up and your foot, it goes straight. Come ichi Or You must have an idea of whipping, San Shi Go The other leg. Ichi Or San Shi Go I set aside. Ichi Or San Shi Go On the other side. Ichi Or San Shi Go Yame So an important thing. You saw in Mae Geri, one very important thing: the return leg. It must be that when you hit, we have to relax the quadriceps in order to contract the muscle back there, here the tibialis or restore as soon as possible leg. So we will bring the leg as quickly as possible, do exactly the movements in the other direction. When I hit the front, I’ll take it right away. For several reasons: already not to lose balance and be led away. Okay ? It is you who need to control your body. This is not your foot that decides you go there No, it is you who strike and bring that hit … if you go back, you go behind. You hit, you can go to the side. You see, you must not let yourself succumb. In addition, there is good, there is the Mae Geri into space. But when you have an opponent, it is out of question to leave your leg. We must strike back and as soon as possible if only … because if you have not touched, you can catch the leg. So do not let your legs hang. We must strike back and whether or Mae Geri Kekomi Mae Geri Keage. The walk back from where it came. Here, so that’s an important point. In fact, we must not do … every time you make Mae Geri, he must think, once you’ve come to relax to restore, relax your leg back. You will incur after you relax to return. So it’s working .. Think about it, think again. So when you refer the exercises by watching the video, think about it. Something very important, I do not know if you’ve seen when I Mae Geri, I do not have arms that pull back like that. I see many that make me that. They make Mae Geri, they do that. It’s not that at all. Mae Geri, your arms, they should be relaxed before. They move a little bit, this is normal. You have … the body is full, so you move a little bit. They should not go back. I have to be able to Mae Geri and pick up on something else. If sometimes I attack, I have to be able to block; I have to defend myself. I’m not doing kicks all the time in the void There are times, I have an opponent in front of me. It is out of question to kick and then be like this: wide open. No no. I hit before, but my feet are still ahead. So what we will do, you’ll put your arms in front and made Mae Geri with arms relaxed before and do not move. A two three Four Five On the other side. A Two Three Four Five So you try to relax as much as possible. Okay ? We keep arms relaxed. You need to break down what’s going down and what happens above. You must be able to do something else with your arms. Here, so thank you for listening to me throughout this video. I hope that the exercises you liked. I think it is very important for you to often repeat these exercises. It’ll strengthen your supporting leg It will allow you to visualize and understand well the hip movement is very important in Mae Geri. I see too many people doing Mae Geri without moving the hips. So in fact there there is the leg that hits then there must be the whole body. The whole body must hit in Mae Geri, like most of karate techniques, okay? So rework these techniques. Come see the video. Do the exercises. And, I thank you once put me comments below this video. I would try to take it into account. It is not always easy, but I would try to take this into account. Well, thank you and give you an appointment for the next article and the next video. Thank you. Goodbye.