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Which of These Unsu Kata Video Do You Like?

​We would love to know what you think. Please leave a comment at the bottom of these videos. Oss!Unsu! Probably the most difficult Shotokan kata, both physically and technically. A very dynamic kata, tr​ansferring from slow karate moves into extremely explosive karate techniques and combinations. There are twists, turns, spins, a jump up and a […]

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Continuous Attack Against Amashi Waza

Amashi-waza (body shift and switch) is a form of Go-no-sen (response after opponent’s attack). Amashi-Waza Video Tutorial below this article In its basic form it uses stretching the distance in order to avoid the attack and switch in direction to execute counter attack. The longer the distance involved the easier for initiating side to adjust […]

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Dynamic Distance Control – Stretching Distance

In the video below we will look at using dynamic distance control. This is excellent drill for working on balance between commitment and control and getting good at it proves that one does not exclude the other. The basic question it asks is if you are able to adapt during those 0.2 second needed for […]

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Direct Attack As A Means To Engage The Opponent

In the video below we will look at using direct attack to engage the opponent. In general the defender facing the attack has two different options: staying engaged while moving forward, backward, sideways, remaining in place or – disengage by moving away from the attacker in any direction. While the first group of options allows […]

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Vertical Slingshot

Technically speaking vertical slingshot is an essence of karate technique. It is a movement pattern which combines its internal and external aspects and does so in optimal proportion – in the way which “extracts” maximum energy out of the movement. That translates into unique quality and another level of performance, especially when speed, power and […]