All posts in "10th Kyu To 8th kyu"
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Soto Ude Uke Outside Forearm Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​The below article and video are from our FREE 7 Day Video Home Study Course, which you can access by ​joining our free newsletter below, you will also get access to our bronze membership level for FREE!!Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, in the karate dojo. A […]

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Gedan Barai Downward Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​The below article and video are from our FREE 7 Day Video Home Study Course, which you can access by ​joining our free newsletter below, you will also get access to our bronze membership level for FREE!!The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward block is one of the most commonly used karate techniques, in the karate […]

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Age Uke Upper Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​The below article and video are from our FREE 7 Day Video Home Study Course, which you can access by ​joining our free newsletter below, you will also get access to our bronze membership level for FREE!!Age Uke (upper block) is one of the first blocks practiced in shotokan karate. Here is a basic explanation […]

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Ikken Hissatsu

The Japanese phrase Ikken Hissatsu is made up of three kanji, (ichi) meaning “one” , (ken) meaning “fist” and hissatsu meaning “certain kill or death”. To kill with one blow (ikken hissatsu) is a martial arts concept that, in todays modern world, very few karateka adhere to. No one knows for sure when ikken hissatsu […]

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Target Exercise Using Oi Zuki Technique

Shotokan Karate Training Videos Target Exercise Using Oi Zuki Technique The sooner a karateka understands distance (ma-ai), the better. This is a very simple but effective distance and target exercise. From kamae step and attack oi zuki in zenkutsudachi. The basic principles apply, keep low, use the driving leg, keep the back straight, shoulders down, […]

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The Karate Fist Seiken (fore-fist) Video

​The below article and video are from our FREE 7 Day Video Home Study Course, which you can access by clicking the button below, you will also get access to our bronze membership level for FREE!! CLICK HERE For Our FREE 7 Day Video Course Forming the karate fist (seiken) 1. Start from your little […]

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Shotokan Kata The Heian Kata Series

Why do Shotokan sensei place so much emphasise on the five Heian kata? I believe it’s not just a tradition passed down from sensei to student because it’s part of the examination sylabus. To me, the Heian kata build a strong foundation in kyu grade karateka, that enables them to fully understand all the fundementals […]

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Shotokan Karate Syllabus 9th Kyu Orange Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for white belts (10th kyu) taking orange belt (9th kyu). Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our 0range belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the […]

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Shotokan Karate Syllabus 8th Kyu Red Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for orange belts (9th kyu) taking red belt (8th kyu). Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our red belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the […]

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