Hanshi Kise teaching the Basics!

Importance of the 25 Basics

The basics are critical for building a strong foundation in your techniques. It is like having a strong foundation on a house. If you have a weak foundation when a storm comes your house falls over just as when you get into a situation when you have to use your skills that you were trained in everything falls apart and you end up being hurt or worse.

The 25 Basics


1. Left Forward Stance, Double Punch
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Ni Seiken Chudan-tsuki
1. Right Forward Stance, Double Punch
Migi Shizen-Dachi Ni Seiken Chudan-tsuki

2. Open Leg Stance, Double Middle Punch Left Arm Out
Heiko-Dachi Hidari Ni Seiken Chudan-tsuki
2. Open Leg Stance, Double Middle Punch Right Arm Out
Heiko-Dachi Migi Ni Seiken Chudan-tsuki

3. Open Leg Stance, Double Upper Lip Punch Left Arm Out
Heiko-Dachi Hidari Ni Seiken Jodan-tsuki
3. Open Leg Stance, Double Upper Lip Punch Right Arm Out
Heiko-Dachi Migi Ni Seiken Jodan-tsuki

4. Open Leg Stance, Sweep Foot, Punch Middle, Block Double Bone same arm
Heiko-Dachi Ashi Barai Chudan-tsuki Chudan-Uke


Trainig Camp in NH working the basics!

5. Left Forward Stance Step Cross Body Block
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Uchi-Uke

6. Left Forward Stance Step Single Bone Block
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Kake-Uke

7. Left Forward Stance Step Hand Block
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Shuto-Uke

8. Left Forward Stance Step Double Punch (Kiai)
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Ni Seiken Chudan-Tsuki Ido Kiai Nippon Tsuki

9. Left Forward Stance Step Down Bock
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Gedan-Uke

10. Left Forward Stance Step Double Bone Block
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Chudan-Uke

11. Left Forward Stance Step Head Block
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Jodan-Uke

12. Left Forward Stance Punch Kick Step
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Seiken Jodan-Tsuki (or Seiken Chudan-Tsuki) Mae-Geri

13. Left Forward Stance Step Single Punch Kiai each punch
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Seiken Chudan-Tsuki Kiai Ippon Tsuki


Shihan Hodgkins Training Basics, Okinawa

14. Right Forward Stance Back Leg Front Snap Kick
Migi Shizen-Dachi Mae-Geri
14. Left Forward Stance Back Leg Front Snap Kick
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Mae-Geri

15. Open Leg Stance, Block to the Front Kick to the Side
Heiko-Dachi Mae-Uke Yoko Kin-Geri

16. Attention Stance, Shin Kicks
Musubi-Dachi Shioto-Geri

17. Attention Stance, Side Kicks
Musubi-Dachi Yoko Geri

18. Open Leg Stance, Front Side Kick
Heiko-Dachi Zempo Yoko-Geri

19. Attention Stance, Back Kick
Musubi-Dachi Ushiro-Geri

20. Right Forward Stance Back Leg Side Kick then Front Kick (same leg)
Migi Shizen-Dachi Yoko-Geri Mae-Geri
20. Left Forward Stance Back Leg Side Kick then Front Kick (same leg)
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Yoko-Geri Mae-Geri

21. Right Forward Stance Back Leg Front Kick then Side Kick (same leg)
Migi Shizen-Dachi Mae-Geri Yoko-Geri
21. Left Forward Stance Back Leg Front Kick then Side Kick (same leg)
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Mae-Geri Yoko-Geri

22. Left Forward Stance Step Down Block (slow forward, fast back)
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Gedan-Uke


Black Belts Leading Basics, Trainig Camp in NH!

23. Left Forward Stance Right Arm Out Step Punch (kiai each)
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Gyaku-Tzuki Kiai Ippon Tzuki

24. Left Forward Stance Step Block Sweep Jab
Hidari Shizen-Dachi Chudan-Uke, Kake-Uke, Nukite

25. Push-up Position Toe Strikes
25. Push-up Position Knuckle Strikes
25. Push-up Position Hops on Knuckles
25. Push-ups 30-50

Also you would do Running in Place and Jumping Jacks (side straddle hops) at the end.