Here are 20 questions you should be able to answer by the time you take your test.
- Who was Imi? Who is the Director of the IKMF? (hint: for our April 14th testing Toronto he will be the one standing in front of you). Who is the Canadian Director?
- What is your weight distribution for the outlet/fighting stance? Describe your hand position.
- Why is rotation and recoil so important for punches, palm strikes, hammer strikes, elbows....?
- When punching, what part of the fist are you striking with? What is the angle of the fist?
- How many elbow strikes are there? How many hammer strikes? Demonstrate.
- Match the strike with the distance 1) elbow 2)regular kick 3)straight punch to a)long, b)short, c)medium.
- 200% defense? Discuss.
- Inside Defense. Outside Defense. Define. Why do we have these options?
- What is a 360 defense? Why "360"?
- Link all techniques with a real life situation.
- When defending against a headlock where do we grab? Why? Describe how to effectively push back/rotate the attacker's head.
- Preventing chokes. How does the attacker's distance, hand position, and perceived aggression impact how you prevent?
- What is a plucking release? Why do we use it?
- Why do we "scan"?
- Getting up from the ground. Why 3 options for P1? Identify a real life situation for each technique.
- How would you distinguish a regular front kick from a front defensive kick? Think body mechanics, real life context. Also, for P2, answer for roundhouse kick.
- What part of the foot is striking when performing a sidekick?
- Straight punches: "1.5" and "simultaneous". What is the difference? (Please don't say .5)
- What is bridging? Why is bridging so important for ground techniques?
- Why do we have "soft" techniques? e.g. The educational block.
More to come in a future blog this week!
Feel free to contact me with any questions.