Below, I have detailed my current plan for an Integrated Boxing and Karate Seminar. I would preferably want to run it on a Saturday. Sections of the seminar could be extended or repeated as necessary, or these ideas could be drilled regularly in our classes if enough people were interested.Morning sessions - 10am until 12 NoonIntroductory session - 1 hourA comparison will be made of the types of physical conditioning that are generally used in karate and boxing. It will then be shown how combining both types of training can create a full body workout, as well as prepare students physically for any combat situation.Material to be covered:"Integrated" Warmups - stretching, ropes, jogging, calisthenicsWater break and discussion - 15 minutesBasic techniques section - 1 hourThe overlap between the basic principles and mechanics of karate and boxing, as well as how the two styles complement each other, will be covered. We will then have students participate in basic drills from both styles, then show how the drills can work together. Students will find that the principles behind the footwork, pivoting, blocking, parrying, dodging, and punching methods for both styles have more similarities than differences - much like in comparing different styles of karate.Material to be covered:Basic punches, boxing defenses, and footwork, then a comparison to basic karate punches and lines of motion in other arm techniques (such as comparing boxing hooks to karate hooks and elbows). How the footwork and defenses of both styles overlap will be drilled.Break - 1 hour for rest and "power snack" if neededAfternoon sessions - 1pm until 3 / 3:30 dependingRingcraft - 45 minutes to an hourWe will cover how the two styles approach ring craft, sparring drills, and applications, and ranges. Basics, combinations, setting up traps, and perfecting technique are the major focuses.Water break and discussion - 15 minutesSparring and drills - 1 hourIn this hour, we put theory into practice and continuously run padwork, bagwork, drills, and sparring matches under both boxing and karate rules.
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