In June 2014 I attended a tactical kumite seminar with Antonio Seba Sensei (8th Dan WKF) hosted by the LKA (Leeds Karate Academy).
|Seba Sensei & I after a course in 2013|
|Seba Sensei & I after a course in 2014|
You can find a link to a profile on Antonio Sensei here:
Here are just a few key bullet points of advice, tactics and scenarios I managed to jot down;
- Score from hajime - dont "set yourself"*Set off from the line with kizami zuki - "catch opponent switched off in a silly moment"Partner exercise:- From yoi; Both sides into stance, 1 side attacks kizami zuki instantly.
- When you attack and the opponent is retreating, don't stop and let them off! Give the referee and corner judges the choice of scoring 1, 2, or 3 techniques... Always finish with a sweep or a jodan kick.
- Try and draw a counter attack of gyaku zuki using feignts,- When successful in getting opponent to attack, switch to angle (outside line) and attack ending with a 3 point technique.
- Attack 2, 3, 4 techniques forward, move backwards (making opponent relax and step forward) then drive gyaku zuki in to score.ATTACK - RELEASE PRESSURE - COUNTER
- Tap front hand whilst simultaneously escaping backwards 2/3 steps, set yourself then drive gyaku zuki in when they attack forwards at you.
- Specialise in 1 technique!
- Partner attacks half speed and you have 5 opportunities to score with your favourite technique.
- Scenario - if opponent better than you or favoured by the referee, score first and fight long distance (evasion and pick your points) - first 30 seconds observe.
- Scenario - if opponent weaker than you score in first 30 seconds and win match as quickly as possible.
|Seba Sensei with the JKS England squad who competed at the JKS World Championships in 2013, in Tokyo, Japan|