The Asai karate featured in the video are some of the more basic muchiken (whip fist) techniques. My late sensei, Tetsuhiko Asai, taught many fundamentals & advanced maneuvers based on snap, relaxation and natural energy. To this day I still feel deeply honored to have been a private deshi of Asai Sensei, something which I can’t properly put into words.
Beyond these, and the other basic techniques of Asai-ryuha Shotokan karate-do, there are numerous advanced techniques, and of course many koten-kata. However, the use of relaxation, snap and natural energy remains the same. I hope you enjoy the clip, please feel free to rate it, and make a comment if you wish. Best wishes from Oita, Japan. – André Bertel.
To view the video please click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCz1f8ruhTM
© André Bertel, Japan (2010).