KFMA STUDENT TRAINING – JANUARY – APRIL 2024 – VIDEOS FOR COLOR BELTS

The following collection of training videos is designed to help our Color Belt students (White through Red Belts) practice their material at home to better prepare for the Rank Testings to be held in February and April.

The videos below are broken out by rank groups as follows:

*White Belts

* Orange and Yellow Belts

* Camo, Green and Purple Belts

*Blue, Brown and Red Belts

First and foremost, please learn your basic techniques, stances and kicks in class from your Certified Master Instructor before you begin practicing with the videos. This will ensure that you are doing the techniques properly before you start working on developing muscle memory.

When practicing your hand techniques, it’s important to understand the starting and ending position of each movement, as well as proper finger placement and the direction of the strike or block. For kicks, make sure you understand how to pivot, as well as how to properly chamber the kick to strike with the correct part of the foot. If you practice incorrectly, having to relearn a technique will slow your progression. The quality of the techniques is paramount, then we can work on speed and power in execution. If you have a question, please ask!

Assuming you understand the basics of your techniques, then you should start working on your sparring combinations. The goal of practicing the combinations is to develop smooth and fluid techniques, similar to what you would use in actual free sparring. For practicing forms, the main focus is the QUALITY of the techniques and stances, including proper loads and chambers, correct foot position and weight shift, and eventually hand-foot timing and focus on the proper target.

The Songahm forms we use are longer than most traditional forms; however, they were designed to allow you to practice the strikes, blocks and kicks that you should be learning at each rank. Once you have memorized the pattern and can go through it smoothly, then you can focus on smooth transitions between each segment, and finally, add in the intensity that makes a form look testing-ready!

Please DO NOT practice material above your rank, as the techniques build upon each other over time. If you have questions about specific techniques or material, please ask your instructor.

To view the following training videos, simply click on the links below and they will open in a separate tab.

 

KFMA WHITE BELTS

White Belt sparring combinations

https://youtu.be/FA9hHCW_5mQ

White Belt form – Songahm 1

https://youtu.be/juh4GGBKBIo

White Belt one steps

https://youtu.be/vPM8zIEDVmw

 

KFMA ORANGE & YELLOW BELTS

For the JANUARY – FEBRUARY TESTING CYCLE please use these videos:

(The material you will use to prepare for your March – April testing cycle will follow directly after this section.)

Orange-Yellow sparring combinations

https://youtu.be/hRLpSVGH1Jg

Orange Belt form – Songahm 2

https://youtu.be/t0sK1LDXAog

Orange Belt One steps

https://youtu.be/x2Y97fef_UQ

For the MARCH – APRIL TESTING CYCLE, please use these videos:

Orange-Yellow Sparring Combinations

https://youtu.be/hRLpSVGH1Jg

Yellow Belt Form – Songahm 3

https://youtu.be/AAstsrF3dwg

Yellow Belt One Steps

https://youtu.be/Z3pP8fjSsA8

 

 

KFMA CAMO, GREEN & PURPLE BELTS

Camo – Green Sparring Combinations

https://youtu.be/qQu3kTrXc_8

 

Camo Belt Form – Songahm 4

https://youtu.be/8FDAcoe3lyY

 

KFMA BLUE, BROWN AND RED BELTS

Purple – Blue Sparring Combinations

https://youtu.be/g1CPzjAomz8

Blue Belt form – In Wha 2

https://youtu.be/hmZia0eu3Ms

As always, should you have any questions about your training, please take the time to see one of our Chief Masters and ask us!

Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts has been teaching in Northwest Tampa serving the Odessa, Westchase and Oldsmar communities for 28 years! Our students range from age 3 to in their 70’s, and most of our classes are designed to allow families to train together! We are located at 13910 Monroes Business Park (two doors down from the Tampa Bay Brewing Company), and all of our classes are taught by Certified Master Instructors!

Should you have any questions, please call us at 813-540-5528.