Kiado-Ryu Karate

Apr 29, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Musashi on Timing

There are many aspects of fighting taught at the Karate Institute of America, a few of which are distance, angle, guard, posture and alignment. However, the most critical of all fighting skills is TIMING. This principle is corroborated by the great Japanese swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, as seen in his following quote.

Students of the Kiado-Ryu will remember the Seven Timings taught in our fighting curriculum:

  1. Up
  2. Back
  3. Backside
  4. Welele
  5. Draw
  6. Cross
  7. Change

Once these critical timings are mastered, the student is well on his way to becoming a Master Fighter of great skill.