10 Devastating Karate Techniques Every MMA Fighter Should Know [+VIDEO]

MMA vs. Karate?

MMA should learn from Karate.

Karate is the original “mixed martial art”.

Long before UFC and its octagon existed, old Karate masters collected, mixed and shared different fighting techniques in Okinawa – the birthplace of Karate.

Today, many of these battle-tested techniques are rarely seen in modern MMA.


Because most MMA fighters base their techniques on mixing Boxing + Muay Thai + Wrestling + BJJ.

That’s fine. But it’s not enough…

  • If you are a MMA fighter, you should evolve. The fight game is moving fast. Don’t get stuck in the same old techniques. Think outside the box. Read this article to gain an edge.
  • If you are a Karate fighter, use the following 10 techniques when you fight an MMA athlete. Almost nobody uses these moves in MMA. They will have no clue how to defend themselves.

So, are you ready to learn 10 devastating Karate techniques for MMA?

Read to the end to see all these techniques on video!

Let’s go:

#1: Ude Uchi


First up, we have ude uchi.

“Ude” is Japanese for “forearm”, and “uchi” is strike.

In other words, ude uchi means that you smash either the outside or inside bone of your forearm (ulna/radius bone) into your opponent.

Why it works: When you use ude uchi, the distance between you and your opponent is closer than “regular” ounching range, but longer than elbow strike range. Since most people use the fist or elbow for attacking, your opponent won’t expect an attack from this distance, using the forearm. It’s unexpected. It’s brutal. It’s sweet dreams!

#2: Ura Ken (Without Spinning)


Next up, we have ura ken.

“Ura ken” literally means “backfist” in Japanese.

Sure, a lot of MMA fighters use the backfist. However, they always use it horizontally, and they always spin before striking.

I suggest you try it from different angles, and without spinning.

Why it works: The ura ken is a perfect addition to your striking arsenal. It combines seamlessly with jabs, hooks and uppercuts, and it can be delivered from unorthodox angles with great accuracy. Besides, everyone knows circular attacks have the potential for generating huge power. That’s why people spin when they do the backfist, since it adds momentum. But if you don’t spin, it’s more versatile and sneaky.

#3: Ashi Barai


“Ashi barai” means “foot sweep” in Japanese.

Okay, I admit. It’s not really a “devastating” move.

But it’s the perfect way to set up a devastating move!

Yet, few people know how to use foot sweeps it in MMA – except Karate-based fighters.

It’s so easy though. Just lightly tap your opponents foot when he is about to step. Then follow up with a flurry of strikes to capitalize on any openings created by the sweep.

Why it works: Ashi barai is nearly invisible. While it’s relatively easy for your opponent to spot a regular leg kick, ashi barai is harder to notice since you’re sweeping down by the foot – not the thigh. And it’s super quick, because you don’t need great hip rotation. The key is to time it with your opponent’s step. Try it!

#4: Gyaku Mawashi Geri


This kick is crazy effective.

But it requires a certain degree of external hip rotation to generate power.

If you have stiff hips, work on mobility and flexibility before you start using this kick!

In Japanese, “Gyaku mawashi geri” literally means “reverse roundhouse kick”. Coincidentally, I taught this kick at my first UK seminar the other week.

The idea is simple: kick from inside > out (instead of outside > in), but still use the top of your foot as tool of impact – like a regular roundhouse kick.

Why it works: Gyaku mawashi geri is totally unexpected and mega powerful. It’s also diverse: You can do it with any leg (front/back), you can easily combine it with other kicks (especially circular kicks) and you can aim for both the head and the mid section.

#5: Ura Mawashi Geri (Without Spinning)


This attack is like #2 (ura ken/backfist) but with the foot instead.

You probably know it as “hook kick” in English.

Most people do this kick with their back leg, after spinning – but I want you to try it with your front leg, without spinning.

Why it works: Imagine getting b*tch slapped by an elephant. That’s how it feels when someone hook kicks you in the face (take my word for it). You don’t even have time to blink. It’s so fast! The tool of impact can be either your heel or sole. You don’t need to spin for power – your legs are already powerful enough. Trust me.

#6: Mae Geri (Snap)


When Anderson Silva knocked out Vitor Belfort with this head kick at UFC 126, the MMA world went crazy.

I was like: “Congrats! You are now a yellow belt in Karate!”

The snapping front kick (mae geri) is basically the second technique you learn in Karate, after the straight punch. But most MMA fighters only know the pushing front kick of Thai Boxing/Muay Thai, which is better for creating distance than damage.

However, recently I think more fighters are starting to discover the snap mae geri, which can be done both to the face and midsection. Here’s a perfect one!

Why it works: Your leg muscles are the most powerful muscles in the human body. When all of that power is concentrated to the ball of your foot, great force is generated. The trick is to keep your weight centered, so you can retract your leg. The kick can be aimed at both the head and the mid section. Honestly, I would rather get hit by a dump truck than receive a piercing mae geri in the belly or face.

#7: Mawashi Geri (Ball of Foot)


The mawashi geri (roundhouse kick) is certainly not new in MMA.

But, few people do it with the ball of the foot. This is the old-school way of doing it, and works pretty much like the previous kick – except it’s circular, not straight.

This kick is becoming more popular lately. Here’s a recent example.

Why it works: The roundhouse kick is perhaps the most powerful kick ever. So imagine all that power concentrated into the ball of your foot. It’s brutal! It’s also quite sneaky, since it can reach behind your opponents guard/arms due to the foot position. Aim for the liver, ribs or kidneys. Just pull your toes back, so you don’t break them.

#8: Kansetsu Geri


“Kansetsu geri” is Japanese for “joint kick”.

As the name implies, this is a stomping side kick aimed at the knee joint, or hip joint. The damage it can cause is horrible. That’s why few people use it – because nobody wants to practice with you if you use it all the time!

One of the most successful fighter in the history of MMA, Jon Jones, used this kick with great success in many of his fights. Perhaps that’s why he had so many haters?

Why it works: Every joint has its limits. They don’t bend 360 degrees. By stomping the knee or hip out, you can easily stop the fight – and perhaps your opponents whole career as well. It’s also a good strategic technique for creating distance and keeping your opponent away from you. Use with caution!

#9: Hiji Ate (Upward)


Next, we have “hiji ate” – the elbow strike.

In this case, I’m talking about the upward elbow strike.

Most MMA fighters use elbows in a sideways or downward fashion. That’s good. But, just like most of the techniques in this article, this version of the elbow strike is more sneaky and dangerous.

Why it works: If you stand in a regular fighting position, your elbows naturally point down. So, just bring your elbow forcefully up when your opponent is close enough. It’s almost effortless. You can strike the jaw in a upward motion, or even the solar plexus/sternum in a forward motion. Put your whole body into it. There is no elbow protection being used in MMA, so this technique is extremely devastating.

#10: Morote Zuki


Lastly, a real show-stopper.

“Morote zuki” literally means “double handed strike” in Japanese.

Back in the days, Kazushi Sakuraba used this technique with great success, especially on the ground. The concept is simple: Slap, punch, strike or chop with both hands at the same time. Your opponent will have difficulties defending himself against both hands.

Why it works: Your opponent expects you to attack with one arm at a time. (That’s what most people do.) So, by suddenly using both hands at the same time, you have a great chance of connecting with at least one of your hands. Aim for the temple, ears or floating ribs. But be careful – you can’t defend yourself while doing this technique.


Now, watch these 10 techniques on video:

What do you think?

Share this with someone who likes MMA!

Hopefully they can learn from Karate.

The original mixed martial art…

Thanks for reading!


  • Lujkaj
    Thank you Jesse, much appreciated! :-)
    • Thanks Lujkaj-san, hope you found these techniques useful! Let me know if you need help with training.
      • Jesse have question for you the kyokushin karate and kudo effective is in street fight
        • Depends on who/how it's used. :-)
        • But jesse kyokushin there not punching in the face but kudo there punching in the face its mean kudo is better beacuase want practice kyokushin but they say to me dont practice kyokushin beacuase there not punching in the face in they say kudo much better beacuase you punching inthe face help me jesse a need your help and a see in youtube kyokushin and kudo cant fight boxer or kickboxer and muay thai or sanda but need your help to pick one thanks jesse
          • richt
            I just happened upon this but have known for a while that kyokushin sparring does not allow hand techniques to the head... now with this said, I am not sure why one style does not learn from another... there is another japanese style called koei-kan where they spar using kendo uniforms so that they are protected... why kyokushin does not try that approach really kind of mystifies me...
      • Jesse why kyokushin karate the most respect style of karate in mma
      • Kyokushin karate why there not punching face what reason jesse thanks
        • Hi jesse i practice yaw-yan for living but have question for you i see in youtube the some kyokushin karate fight their not punching in the face there not practice to punch in the face there not good puncher like boxer or kick boxer or yaw yan fighter like me thanks
          • What so mean question for kyokushin
          • Hey yaw yan what you say boxer and kickboxer there not good puncher theye train to punch hey by the way what the yaw yan
          • Box very very sorry
        • Stephen
          In Kyokushin tournaments hits to the face are illegal however there are punches to the face ura ken is one of them
      • Denis sasati
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      • Toshine
        Pls am Tosin from Nigeria,did you have academic fully that you admit student
    • kimongua
      Yes Yesse-san. Now you are getting back to traditional karate and Okinawan karate, simple techniques. Many are of the techniques you have shown are basics. Maegeri, so many years went when MMA folks understood that this technique fantastic, now everybody is using it. When we see first mawashigeri with tsumasaki to the temple:-) There are so many morotezuki types in karate, they can be very surprising to the person who isn't prepared to them, a joker cards. Please no 54 bunkai's for gedanbarai :-) Kim
  • Martin
    Hi Jesse-San. Woohoo nice video! And yes, I wholeheartedly agree that these 10 techniques are pretty important for self-defense. Could you make another video with you snapping those techniques like a B-O-S-S? But in slow-mo. I guess it would help us appreciate those techniques better. Thanks :)
    • Martin-san, thanks for your comment! :-) These techniques are meant for MMA - not self-defense. Please don't mix them up, as I would not advice some of these moves (like ura mawashi geri) in self-defense. The video is mainly for people who are not familiar with Karate techniques and can't visualize how to use them. More B-O-S-S videos on the way!
      • Krzysztof
        Hi, could You explain why wouldn't You advise uramawashi for self defense?
        • Anders
          Ura mawashi geri lacks power unless you execute it with a spinning move. Also, in a self-defense there's usually not enough time and space to perform such a technique. It's much more effective to simply kick the attacker in the groin and leg it!
          • Anders
            @Mat: I agree that ura mawashi geri is not really suited for full contact sparring/combat such as MMA. Ushiro mawashi geri, i.e. spinning heel kick, would be more suitable. It's commenly used in Kyukushin competitions and responsible for many k.o.'s.
          • Conor McGregor uses it often. Last time I checked, he was pretty good at MMA. :-) Every technique has its time and place!
        • Any kick above the hip is not advisable for self defence. If you are a great sport fighter and you think you can drop in a Ura Mawashi Geri go for it the ring. The worst thing that will happen is you will slip, get knocked out and see the medic. If you slip in the street you may get your head kicked in and never walk again.
  • Arjun
    Wow Jesse, great affective techniques. Keep going with your mind blowing articles.
  • Arjun
    Jesse San, there is a clarification in Mawashigeri, i had seen in some dojo,s roundhouse kicks are performed in ball of foot as you showed here but some also perform the kick by keeping the feet straight and use the top part of feet to kick. I am comfused which is the right one
    • Mat
      Different shapes for different circumstances. Point the toes when using the shin to attack the thigh, or in a light/no contact environment for head kicks. I am aware that many conditioned MMA fighters deliver power head kicks using the top of the foot, but I have seen some horrible foot damage caused like this. Draw the toes back and use the ball of the foot if you have the angle of approach and want to deliver a penetrating kick particularly to the body, thigh or knee. Personally, I prefer to train for shin kicks in all circumstances as you need to be able to get closer, which is harder, and the risk of breaking your toes is lower. Then, if you want the extra reach of pointing your toes it's easier.
      • Arjun
        Thanks Mat, Agree with your comments, as you mentioned ball of foot mawashi geri is risky.
    • Ian
      The "ball of foot" method is the traditional style, and the "top of foot" method has evolved for WKF-style kumite.
      • Arjun
        But when compared i feel the top of foot method is much affective
  • Great list of techniques, sir! I'm especially a fan of forearm strikes. The way I see it, any technique can work in the cage or on the street... it's all about how you set it up. What's astonishing is how many fighters stick to the obvious and predictable instead of adding a surprise move now and again. Hopefully, this will inspire some fighters (and everyone) to put a little more art into their martial arts. Thanks!
  • Ridzuan
    Great! simple yet devastating technique.
  • Unknown
    Really liked your article and the video thanks
  • HZs
    Hi Jesse, It is a great article about the usefull karate technics. But, I think some of them are not enough powerfull in full contact situation without changing them. Example the ura-ken uchi. It is not enough powerfull in classic long kumite application laterally, but very good veapon if you use it as a short hit into the opponent face. In this situation the power come from your shoulder, and hip, not only the arm. If I don't mistaken we can find these type of ura-ken in lot of karate kata. Ura-mawashi in original karate kumite is a great and quick kick, but not enough powerfull, and sometime it reach the . The best use of this kick in full contact fight between the classic ura-mawashi and the yoko-geri kekomi, or sokuto-geri into the opponet's face. Like a hooked yoko geri. :-) I don't believe in gyaku mawashi geri to body, because there is not enough power in this kick. It can be good for jodan geri, but it is not an "ikken-hissatsu" technic, you must finish it with a combination. All other technic in your listing is extremly good and effective. But, I think the most powerfull karate technic is the jodan-gyaku zuki, in go-no-sen, or tai-no-sen situation, with a good tempo and timing, started from a distance. Please, do not angry for my opinion, I don't want to be a smart aleck.
  • Totally agree on the ura mawashi geri feeling like getting b*** slapped by an elephant... My best Karate pal did that to me, and yes, we're still friends. Good to know that the techniques I know the best are effective, though I can't imagine why I'd ever be in a fight with someone who's trained in MMA :-) Thanks, though, for pointing out that we do have some good tricks up our gi sleeves!
  • Se
    Hey Jesse, I've been a fan of your site for a couple of years now and share your posts with my school so you can now list New Jersey as being represented by karate nerds. I'm sure you've seen this clip on youtube but thought I'd share as a fellow karateka and fan of mma: https://youtu.be/urhdB5aZTgQ It's our guy Lyoto Machida taking it to these mma guys with karate skills, and Jon Jones feels some of these techniques too. Thanks and keep your articles coming!
    • Alex
      Lyoto Machida isn't really a good example of a karateka "taking it to these mma guys" - he's the perfect example of an mma guy! Although his background in karate is extensive, he's highly trained in other arts, has combined the things that work for him, and has competed at the highest levels of MMA for a very long time - aka the perfect example of an mma guy. Combine martial arts that are effective in a sport that allows both striking and grappling. Not to mention, very few of us have the dedication and training that he does - you train that hard with several effective fighting systems or combat sports, it becomes harder and harder to talk about your "single style" being the reason you are good at the MMA game. Lyoto is good at what he does because he works hard at improving in the systems that he trains. Although karate is definitely one of them, it's not the only one.
  • Excellent article Jesse San. This article really shows the kind of techniques used by the Okinawan masters to be a complete fighter. Even we practice these techniques in our dojo but, they are so devastating that we just teach it as a part of kihon. These techniques can be used to a great effect in self defense situations as well.
  • Paul
    Hi Jesse, Totally agree, I advocate all these techniques in my street fighting defense, as well as the 12/ 6 elbow & lots of other illegal MMA techniques. Though wouldn't try the ura mawashi, just because you need to be close and you leave you're self open to take downs. Having said that I was in Japan for a tournament last week, and lost count on how many ura mawashi geri I saw from the Japanese karateka and two young blokes from South Africa who cleaned the tatami of everyone. Hiji ate,mawashi enpi ura ken has always be one of my favourites. Paul
  • Stephanie
    Hi,I would just like to say that this is an awesome list of techniques! All apart from the leg sweep are found in a Kyokushin syllabus, which is just awesome. I've been caught with a hook kick while sparring in my karate dojo before, and it really stings. Especially if I get hit with it multiple times
  • Lise-Anne
    Very Nice for à girl like me who practice karate and kickboxing. I see a lot of interesting moves. Thanks
  • jarrinitiseno
    This is a great vidio.I like your tutorial and I use this vidio to improve my skill in karate and olso I use it to my karate student.Thank you so much Jesse.You are real great teacher.
  • Hamza Ali
    Hi jesse-san, nice techniques... but can make a video on effective joint locks. I would really appreciate ...
  • rob
    Dear Jesse, I truly enjoy your website and the passion and insight you bring to Karate. I have been in marital arts off an on for most to my life starting with Judo then Tae kwon do and finally shotokan karate for the past 4 years and I am constantly struggling to justify karate as a real effective in combat. I have to tell you that I am deeply conflicted about Karate. On one hand I truly appreciate the beauty , poetry and philosophy of it all but on the other hand I keep questioning the effectiveness of the art. Two factors of traditional karate are bothering me the most: 1. low guard: I do understand that especially shotokan was designed for long distance but realistic fighting does happen at any distance and more often in the phone booth. I have not been in a street fight for a while but I tell you that should I ever get into one , I would not feel safe with my karate due to lack of proper guard and head movement. I would probably feel much more confident with an MMA type of guard the head movement to go with it. This feeling is purely instinctive despite my appreciation for karate. 2. Difference in execution of techniques in training and kumite: I find it very very hard to justify the fact that techniques are executed differently when practicing basic techniques vs during sparring. For me again it make s ahold lot of sense to practice the way you fight in order to set the muscle memory. So repeating 100 punches a day from the hip only to then completely switch the techniques to origin from the the solr plexus region to me is just not a feasible way to prepare for the real situation. Now I know all the theories about Bunkai and karate being about self defense and that retracting the opposite hand was to pull the arm of the opponent to then deliver the strike with the other but it's 2015 now. I really feel that the fight game has evolved and that traditional karate is really a step behind MMA for that very reason: MMA adapts what works and discards what doesn't and makes sure that people train exactly the way they would fight. Having said all that , I am not a big MMA fan due to the lack of spirituality and beauty that Karate brings to the table and I so want Karate to be superior but I am struggling very hard to make sense of it all to the point that I am thinking of quitting. I hope you have some insights that make me think twice. Thanks for listening, Rob
    • Mat
      I couldn't agree more. I have completely abandoned traditional karate as a waste of time (although there are a small few who attempt to make it functional). I think that its premises, methodology and technology are just waaaay out of date, if not outright nonsensical in the first place. I now practice a far more prosaic art, more akin to Krav Maga. There are undoubtedly karateka who are deadly effective, but if you have to be a national standard martial artist before the art serves you, I think it's wholly impractical.
    • Erlend
      It's not the style thats the problem but the context it is taught in and your teachers knowledge. If he/she is telling you that what you do will be effective in selfdefence and you feel different, there's something wrong with the way karate is translated to you. Finding a good sensei who understands the practical application of karate is very difficult. MMA is a sport and not self defence.
    • Mike
      Whoa, Rob! It sounds like you are in my mind with the exact same thoughts and observations I have had for a long time now. I enjoy karate also, but I do not delude myself and feel as if MMA has much to learn from karate. I'm m not saying there is nothing that some MMA fighters can utilize from karate, but I do feel that karate practitioners have much more to learn from MMA.
    • stephanie
      Hi Rob, If it's Shotokhan that your trying, maybe you should try a different karate. There are at least fourteen different styles of karate. Give Kyokushin or Sho Shin Tai a chance instead. They may be similar, but I know for a fact that Kyokushin fighting is very practical and potentially lethal if used incorrectl Just a thought
    • ShotoNoob
      ROB: SEE IF THIS HELPS. A poster below suggests trying another style of karate. That's ok. I believe it's more important to understand the traditional principles that define karate, rather than address what one might think the problems are with karate by switching styles. Let me give a few hints and those who think MMA has more to offer karate than vice versa. 1. Protection of the Head. The hands are held relatively low in the standard Shotokan guard. Question... do they stay low? You also question about the clambering process from the waist. The point is the hands move from chamber into technique. The guard in boxing / kick boxing is meant to be largely in place to block or interfere with a strike. Relatively passive. The karate guard is meant to move actively from the guard into position to block, in your question, the head area. Karate defense is by active blocking,,, not covering up, shelling, holding arms basically static in the way of a possible strike. Make sense? \ 2. Techniques executed differently in sparring vs. basics. The traditional karate answer to this question is yes and no. The no first. We see a lot of competition or sparring karateka fighting like boxers... etc... cross, hook, upper cut, jab, overhand right, etc. Karate tradition starts with linear straight punches. So why the difference? I believe the answer is in the way karate builds strength from inside the body and combines that with building mental discipline, then linking the two together... the boxing methods, and the technique reflect developing physically skilled reactions... There's a thought question in there... \ Moreover, as karate training progresses.... the transition to applied techniques occurs. One can still fight with kihon form... be what we want to do is apply & adjust kihon form to actual fighting... To use your question about the guard... we fight with our hands in a guard, not plastered to our hips. The chambering action still takes place, but modified to rise out of the guard position. \ A larger percentage of karateka use boxing form in their kumite. They don't see the practicality or believe in kihon karate technique. Kihon karate seems inefficient & cumbersome, un-wieldly, not easy to apply. That's because kihon karate isn't striving to be easy or the 'natural' way like boxing. Kihon karate is building a different kind of martial base. One of full mind / body unity; one where mental discipline rules over muscle memory and primitive gameplanning the opponent. \ Jesse's article is the subject of karate techniques to consider for MMA. The larger truth is traditional karate is not a schedule of techniques... it's a mental discipline. This is the driver behind successful karate over MMA or the other sport fighting methods... \ Karate can learn from MMA? Look into what I propose., and you may come to realize it's the other way around. Then again, you may decide the karate guard proposed by the Master's is all wrong; and just keep your hands up. And right cross, left hook away....
    • Raz
      Look at pics of old bare knuckle boxers. They have the same low guard as the shotokan style. A lot of high guard blocks don't work without big gloves.
  • hi jesse. I really liked these great techniques you shared for mma fighting. Most of them are already being used in MMA and UFC but some of them are new for me.
  • HZs
    You're right Jesse. McGregor's ura mawashi is extremely powerful and dangerous.
  • godisang
    oss i loved it maybe i can try those at home and do them at the dojo during train...thanks jessy
  • simone
    Hi Jesse, I'm new here. I would ask why in the ura mawashi geri you turn as less your feet. I learned that in this situation it's better a more widen rotation. thanks for the time. Ps. sorry from my english.
  • Great to train with you the other weekend Sensei. Hope to see you again closer to London as it took me nearly two hours to get to your last UK seminar. Oss.
  • AsenRG
    Ahem. Ude-uchi is very well-known in boxing and a host of other systems. It's called "rabbit punch", google it if you don't believe me. The problem with it, as well as with Ura Mawashi Geri, is that attacking the back of the head, while effective, is very much forbidden in MMA. I think the Gyaku Mawashi Geri might be problematic in some variants of MMA, too. The Ashi-Barai is used in Judo, so most MMA fighters clearly would know it. Whether they apply it during a striking fight is another matter. Other than these minor quibbles, great article!
  • Paul
    This article made me laugh out loud.... The reasom most of these 'techniques' are not used by the majority of M A fighters is simply because they are not high percentage shots. Simples. Not forgetting, the video at the end demonstrates all rhese techniques in a typical 'robotic', one-dimensional,'karate-like' way - guaranteed to get your arse handed to gou in the cage... ;)
    • Shotonoob
      PAUL: THE ERROR IS IN YOUR PREMISE. High percentage based on mere reaction; that's what I read into your comment. I can agree with you. The truthful premise, however, is that traditional karate principles are the answer to your 1-dimensional thought process re "high percentage," mindlessly repeated in 'simple' fashion. Traditional karate is after mental discipline that out-high percentages what MMA convention typically musters. The author's article attempts to lend some insight on how that might work, IF ONE CAN DEVELOP THE MENTAL DISCIPLINE IT TAKES. I'm not suggesting you change your view. It's perfect based on what you ASSUME.
    • Evan
      I suggest you sit down and take some notes...
  • Ebra Tonlagha
    Hi jesse u are a grt one if i could have the chance to train with u,God bless the world it will be for good all the way
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  • spookieman
    Very good article.I am a Karate practitioner but i have a big problem...How do you remember all the tehniques in karate?Karate isn't like boxing where you have 3 tehniques easy to remember.Here you have hundreds of tehniques and i have a big problem remembering them.So what can i do to remember them all or almost all?
    • Geoff
      Spookiemam _ how do you remember all those techniques? Short answer is, don't. Pick about half a dozen that work for you and get very good at them. Like Bruce Lee said, don't worry about the guy who practices a thousand kicks a day, worry about the guy who practices one kick a thousand times a day
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  • Chris Sayers
    Awesome Jesse sensei. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Loved reading your three books recently. Since discovering your content I've never performed better or enjoyed karate so thanks for making a difference in people's lives including mine

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