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Good Basics -- Good Karate

We often say that without good basics, it is impossible to do good Karate. This is true.

The more advanced you become, the more important you realize that basics are -- and as a result will devote more time and effort to basics when teaching .

A student with good basics can advance. A student with poor basics cannot advance. It is that simple. Good basics are like a solid foundation upon which you build a house. Poor basics are like building a house on mud.

Some people will try to "hide" their lack of basics by concentrating on "advanced" techniques. There really are no advanced techniques, just basics.

If you can do one technique correcly it will be easy to do other techniques correctly.

Good basics make for good Karate.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin