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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 7th Kyu Yellow Belt Basics (Kihon)

Thrive Leads Shortcode could not be rendered, please check it in Thrive Leads Section!This is the basic requirements for red belts (8th kyu) taking yellow belt (7th kyu). Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our yellow belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, […]

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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 🙂 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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A Sequence Of 5 Different Combinations Of Basic Shotokan Techniques

Thrive Leads Shortcode could not be rendered, please check it in Thrive Leads Section!A shotokan karate video comprising of a series of 5 basic combinations. This exercise uses basic shotokan techniques working on shomen (square facing) and hanmi (side facing), hikite (pulling arm) and driving off the back leg. 1. Sanbon Zuki. 2. Age uke, […]

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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?

​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

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Ushiro Geri (back kick) Training Exercise To Stop You Over Spinning

Thrive Leads Shortcode could not be rendered, please check it in Thrive Leads Section!Over spinning when executing back kick is one of the biggest mistakes karateka make. Here is a simple shotokan karate exercise to stop you over spiining on ushiro geri (Back Kick). It’s very simple, pair up, then take turns to perform a […]

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The Karate Warm Up And Stretch

​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 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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