Sen No Sen – Tai No Sen – Go No Sen – Karaté


Hello and welcome. Here a new karate video about time. In karate, or all the other martial arts, one can intervene in several times. In kjapanese martial arts, it is named:
go no sen, tai no sen and sen no sen. Go No Sen
He attacks Oi Zuki, I block and I hit after his attack. I absorb his movement, I knock and I come out. One could also do a Go No Sen by pivoting, striking and taking back the safe distance. It’s always a go no sen. I intervene after the strike. He strikes, I block and I strike back. So it’s in 2 stages. Let do another one. Stop. Just a second. Let see Tai No Sen Tai No Sen, it is the body that moves, the 2 bodies move at the same time. When he attacks, I attack at the same time, but I get out of his line of attack. I am in a form where both bodies move, I move out but I attack at the same time. There is no more blockage but a body going out of his striking axis. The third one. Come closer, cause we are a little bit far. Lets see the third one. Sen No Sen. I have to strike during the attack. I attack his attack. I must have a perfect reading to be able to leave at the slightest fault. As soon as it begins to move, I intervene. Even just with peripheral vision you can make it happen. As soon as you see something move, you attack. You must be energized to leave instantly. If you are on the back leg, you will not be able to leave. You must attack his attack: Sen No Sen. The last one. In the latter sensation, one is more in a situation of self for example. He’s going to think about attacking me. It pushes me and the situation gets worse. The attack is imminent. Instead of letting me attack, I attack first. I attack his intention. I attack before it triggers its attack. It’s Sensen No Sen. I attack not an attack, but its intention to attack. I intervene even earlier in time. So before it attacks, it’s Sensen No sen. When I attack his attack it is Sen No Sen. I have to be first or he’s going to really punch me hard. Tai No Sen, I go out of the axis and strike at the same time. Go No Sen, I absorb, block and strike back. We will find its notions everywhere. We took an Oi Zuki for the educational needs of the video. It can be applied on a Mawashi Geri, Mae Geri, grapplings … on any technique. It’s time. At what point I will intervene in time ? Will I intervene after the technique is done? While the technique is done? At the moment it start? Or before it start? I hope you enjoyed. Do not hesitate to ask me questions in the comments if I have not been clear enough. Thank you, good training to all and see you soon.

20 thoughts on “Sen No Sen – Tai No Sen – Go No Sen – Karaté

  1. Pour moi le sen no sen c'est deja l'attaque sur la perception de l'intension sinon il y a trop de danger et c'est pas un geste digne d'un art martial.

  2. Lionel, donnes-tu toi-même des cours à Toulouse? Si oui, penses-tu que je puisse y assister, voire participer? (je n'ai jamais fait de karaté). Etant très souvent en Ariège, je peux facilement me déplacer. Ceci pour te rencontrer et partager sur les arts martiaux, tes films, ton expérience au travers de tes voyages. Je suis passionnée par tous les arts martiaux et je me dis que ce serait une chance pour moi d'enrichir mon savoir grâce à de telles rencontres.
    Excellente vidéo qui donne l'envie de suivre des cours. 🙂

  3. Bonjour Lionel. N'est-il pas difficile de faire valoir la légitime défense avec une réponse de type sen sen no sen ?

  4. On voit bien sur cette vidéo que lorsque que le Japon a importé le karaté depuis Okinawa, ils l’ont vraiment modifié (pour la technique) de façon garder l’esprit samurai en terme de distance, timing et contre attaques.

  5. j'aime beaucoup votre pédagogie et votre visions de la progression dans l'apprentissage. c'est important de rappeler que c'est un art martial et pas le sport qu'en ai entrain de faire la FFKDA. ils distillent les racines qui sont évidement la self-defence. merci de le rappeler dans vos vidéos. Oss

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