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Mae Geri Front Kick Training (punchbag)

Punchbag training is excellent to work on developing power in your karate strikes and it’s great fun ūüôā The Front kick or Mae Geri we are talking about today is mae geri keage (front kick snap). The kick should travel like a bullet and not upwards where the kick would literally grazing the surface of […]

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Gichin Funakoshi 20 Guiding Principles Of Karatedo Niju Kun

Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate (Niju kun), which are there as a guide for all karateka to follow and adhere to. These principles form the foundations Shotokan karate. These twenty principles were based heavily on Bushido and Zen. The principles allude to notions of respect, […]

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Shotokan Karate Dojo Are They All The Same?

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The Karate Warm Up And Stretch

‚ÄčThe 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 This is one of the most neglected parts of karate […]

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11 Shotokan Karate Tips To Help Your Kumite

Here are some very basic¬†shotokan kumite tips to help with your sparring, many karateka ignore these basic areas, in favour of intricate combinations and sparring drills. But these areas are what creates a great karateka! Some karateka hate the kumite part of the class and some only go for the kumite! But whether you enjoy […]

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Are You A Karate Super Sensei?

Are you a ‘Super Sensei’, or do you train with one? If you are one, I’m probably going to upset you now, if you train with one, you’re probably going to be one, sooner or later. If you’re not a Super Sensei, or training with one, then I hope you enjoy this article. There is […]

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Master Anko Itosu and His Ten Precepts of Karate

Master Anko Itosu was a very important person in the development of Shotokan karate, he was probably the first person to practice a karate that resembles the type of Shotokan karate that is practiced today. He was responsible for taking the martial art from being a secretive, behind closed doors art, to being practiced by […]

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Self Defence And Looking Into The Future Be Aware!

‚ÄčThe 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 An important part of karate practice and especially self defence, […]

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Are Karate Competitions Good Or Bad?

My short answer is a definate yes, they are good. As karate competitions can bring out the best in people. But that can quickly turn to a definate no, they are bad for many karateka who compete. As karate competitions can also bring out the worst in people. As many Sensei reading this will agree, […]

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The 27 Shotokan Kata

We appreciate that many Shotokan Dojo practice more kata, but here, we are just going to mention the 27 standard Shotokan kata that are practiced by thousands of karateka all over the world. Several Shotokan groups have introduced other shotokan kata and kata from other styles, into their training, but when the JKA (Japan Karate […]

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