How to Practice Universal 2 – Detailed Tips and Training

In Leadership, Universal Technique by Don Alley

Universal 2, Universal 2. It’s time for us to learn Universal 2! 

You’ve heard about it so now let’s practice it for our next belt.  This video highlights some key details to focus on to get this down.

Universal 2 includes a series of kicks, punches and block techniques. Let’s watch and practice together…

“Victory. Humility. Courtesy. Universal 2.”

*Pay attention to the position of your hands in the Victory stance; palms should be facing down

  1. Right leg back, left fighting stance
  2. Shuffle off into left leg flip kick *Be sure your toes are pointed
  3. Land, left hand back fist
  4. Right hand reverse punch
  5. Pivot, right round-house kick
  6. Fold arms, chop *Your chop should be even with your shoulder, good horse stance, your back arm in a good strong fist anywhere between your belt and underarm (the higher the better), past the halfway point of your body
  7. C-step backwards, high block
  8. C-step backwards, outside block
  9. C-step backwards, low block
  10. Punch
  11. Double punch *When punching and blocking, keep your other hand tight by your side
  12. Snap back into “Attention” and bow

Pay attention to the fine details in your form and good luck with your Universal 2! 

Watch Mater Alley bring the intensity as he teaches us how to master those high blocks for Universal 2 and revisit our last post on blocking techniques.

Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.