San dan gi number one and number two are part of the IOGKF curriculum. The remaining exercises have been developed by Sensei George Andrews to prepare the body for the demands of kata. These drills provide a system to practice basic offensive and defensive techniques while moving through the stances utilised in kata.
Start with right leg back in Sanchin Dachi, blocking left Chudan Uke – Chudan Kamae. The basic pattern incorporates three steps forward followed by three steps backwards, but to develop both sides of the body the pattern should be repeated, i.e. moving forward six steps before moving backwards.
San Dan Gi One to Five focus on Sanchin Dachi, Shiko Dachi and Zen Kutsu Dachi. These drills can very easily be incorporated into a two person drill. San Dan Gi Six to Ten focus on development of Neko Ashi Dachi. This second set of drills can also be performed as a two person exercise with the attacker moving in a straight line and the defender moving very quickly across to the line of attack
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