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How to Improve Your Martial Arts Quickness : Importance of Footwork in Martial Arts

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Published on Apr 28, 2006

Watch a karate expert explain the importance of proper timing and footwork techniques in martial arts in this free online video clip.

Expert: Michael Lewis
Contact: www.christianma.cmasdirect.com
Bio: Instructor Michael Lewis has trained in Yeshua's Ryu karate, jujitsu and kobudo under Shihan Michael Lowery. He has earned the rank of third degree black belt.
Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

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Comments • 92

Egon Tokessy
Thank you so much. My footwork is in much need for improvement.
AssassinMura
Boxing is new?.. I wasn't aware 800 B.C. was new these days.. :U
ColonyWarrior
@w0rdisbond Bruce Lee took this idea from boxing I thought. He incorporated techniques from many different forms of fighting.
MrTKDAllDay
@themusicman555 You are aware that just because you don't throw a kick does mean its not karate. Karate can be all punches. And i would say boxing isnt as street effective as wrestling or some other form of grappling considering most fights end on the ground. ...oh and boxing is a martial art too. you don't get a whole different category for it just because its not asian. 
cocuuco Lannister
the low kick works effectively against boxers in a REAL fight. ( my experiences told me :D)
itachirevived
@themusicman555 to reply to that, all martial arts have incorporated punches, and also, if its not necessary there is no need to exhaust yourself using other techniques, especially in a street fight where your opponent may only be a brawler that just throws punches randomly, it only takes one well placed punch to take a person out
zwaarschoot Gert
@blackmasksalve i do karate but damn boxers sure can dodge punches, i just don't really get why they prefer just keeping a guard up instead of actual blocks, got to give it to them though, they're fast
nonstophero0079
@evolvedb4u RIght, in my opinion a fighter should be as balanced as possible.
Teemies
@evolvedb4u I didnt say that you cant use karate in selfdefence. I only said that there are many martrial arts which are better for it..
steve johnson
@vaneKfan2k Good point...I find martial artists...hobbyist to intense...are the nicest people I've known. 
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