Striking Pads Training

Ashihara Karate Padwork Training for Speed – August 2018
Ashihara Karate Padwork Training for speed in preparation for tournament/promotions. Nasiera Abrahams, a 2nd Dan (Nidan) student of Kaicho Hoosain Narker at the Ashihara Karate International Honbu dojo since 2000 doing speed punching drills with Shehama Sasman.

Ashihara Karate Tournament training Gakiem Hayzer speedwork on pads Aug 2018
Ashihara Karate Padwork Training for speed in preparation for tournament/promotions. Gakiem Hayzer, a 5th Dan (Godan) student of Kaicho Hoosain Narker at the Ashihara Karate International Honbu dojo for 30 years doing speed punching drills with Aziza Rawoot.

Ashihara Karate Sabaki pads training 2017
Ashihara Karate S.A. Honbu’s Gakiem Hayzer demonstrates the use of the Sabaki pads with Yudansha Gideon Jones

Ashihara Karate Honbu students pad work
Students at Ashihara Karate International Headquarters under Kaicho Hoosain Narker in South Africa demonstrate pad work

Ashihara Karate’s Gakiem Hayzer tyre work
Ashihara Karate Yudansha Gakiem Hayzer, a senior at the AKI Honbu dojo doing solo training on tyres for conditioning.

Ashihara Karate Striking Pad training using Thai style Pau
Gakiem Hayzer, a 30 year student of Ashihara Karate at the AKI So-Honbu in Cape Town, South Africa, showing that at age 47, resting is not an option … demonstrating Sabaki style usage with the pads allowing greater contact and his attacker being Pasha Rasheed.

Ashihara Karate Striking Pad training using large striking pad
Pasha Rasheed, a middle level student being put through his paces by Gakiem Hayzer, a senior Yudansha at the AKI So-Honbu dojo in Cape Town, South Africa on the striking pad in preparation for promotion.

Ashihara Karate Striking Pad training using an Airshield
Umer Pinto, another long time student who started his Ashihara career in the nineties in action with an airshield striking pad held by Yudansha Francious Williams, another 20 year+ student at the Ashihara Karate Kokusai Honbu dojo. Umer was in a bus accident and had spinal re-fusion, so generally has to take it easy. With the Air Shield striking pad, he has no bounce back effect which makes it safer for him to give it a go.

Ashihara Karate Sabaki style pads training
Black Belt Aziza Rawoot putting Shiro Obi Fairouz Nagia-Luddy through her paces on the Sabaki Style pads at the Ashihara Karate Headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ashihara Karate South Africa – Early morning training 2014
Ashihara Karate South Africa Early morning training done by Francious Williams, Aysha Narker and Gakiem Hayzer – pad training

Ashihara Karate South Africa – Special training 2013 Abdul Khaaliq Dlamini
Special training done by Abdul Khaaliq Dlamini (Swaziland) – pad training in preparation for tournament.

Ashihara Karate South Africa – Special training 2013 Lottie Jackson Banda
Special training done by Lottie J Banda (Zambia) – pad training in preparation for tournament.

Ashihara Karate South Africa – Special training 2013
Ashihara Karate South Africa Special training done by Aa’ishah Pietersen, M. Tariq Pietersen, Deen Pietersen and Gakiem Hayzer – pad training

Ashihara Karate Padwork 1 – chudan kicks
Preparing for tournament/black belt by Ashihara Karate South Africa HQ dojo members – pad work whilst being tied with a resistance band (bicycle tube). Gideon Jones kicking and Gakiem Hayzer holding the pad.

Ashihara Karate Padwork 2 – low kicks
Preparing for tournament/black belt by Ashihara Karate South Africa HQ dojo members – pad work whilst being tied with a resistance band (bicycle tube). Gideon Jones kicking and Gakiem Hayzer holding the pad.

Ashihara Karate Padwork 3 – general training
Preparing for tournaments/higher belts by Ashihara Karate South Africa HQ dojo members – general pad work training featuring Rabia Narker and Tariq Pietersen.

Ashihara Karate Padwork 4 – general training
Preparing for tournaments/higher belts by Ashihara Karate South Africa HQ dojo members – general pad work training featuring Rabia Narker, Gideon Jones and Aa’Ishah Pietersen.

Ashihara Karate Padwork 5 – general training
Preparing for tournaments/higher belts by Ashihara Karate South Africa HQ dojo members – general pad work training featuring Rabia Narker, Deen Pietersen and Aa’Ishah Pietersen.