John Puakea Teaches Canoe Paddling Technique: The Catch – Part 1

Here's another canoe paddling technique video from elite paddler and championship coach John Puakea.
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Here’s another canoe paddling technique video from elite paddler and championship coach John Puakea.

This time Johnny teaches us in detail an important part of the canoe paddle stroke: “The Catch”. According to Johnny, it is critical to set your catch correctly since it is the first part of your paddle stroke. If you don’t get the catch right, it will be hard to get the rest of your stroke right as well. Johnny himself spent one year mastering his catch.