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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 […]

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General Concepts Of Karate Stances Part 2

This is part 2 of a really interesting article by Sensei Kroczewski, CLICK HERE for part 1 OPTIMAL INTERACTION BETWEEN LEGS As I started to already signal before in part 1 of this article, in order to efficiently utilize strong currents of energy each stance has to allow optimal interaction between both legs from the […]

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General Concepts Of Karate Stances Part 1

The proper stance is a foundation of karate technique. It’s a prerequisite for synergistic effect of mental focus, breathing action and muscular contraction increasing and peaking simultaneously.Karate stance is a framework for the energy circulating between the body, the ground and the target. Respectively, the purpose of each stance is to make this framework fully […]

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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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Shotokan Karate Kumite Simultaneous Block Strike Exercise

Here is a kumite exercise working on simultaneous block and counter strikes with a fast strike immediately after the block and a take down on the fourth combination. The attacker punches with a left kizami zuki (jab punch), the defender blocks and strikes simultaneously, soto uke (outsideblock) and gyaku zuki (reverse punch). The blocking hand […]

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Basic Shotokan Karate Techniques From Shizentai

Thrive Leads Shortcode could not be rendered, please check it in Thrive Leads Section!Here is a good shotokan karate training combination, comprising of basic strikes from shizentai or yoi dachi (natural stance). In this exercise Marcus is using the basic shotokan karate moves, chokuu zuki (straight punch), teisho uchi (palm heel strike), heito uchi (ridge […]

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Single Strikes On The Pads Put Into A Combination

Here’s a good focus pads exercise, using single strikes and some basic footwork. Video at the bottom of this page. My Sensei always used to say to me, hit hard, fast and accurately! We practice a striking art, so karateka should be good at striking. I always try and encourage karateka to hit things with […]

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Shotokan Karate Techniques Brown Belt Kicking Combination 2

Four kicks on the spot. A really good exercise for balance and strengthening the supporting leg. Within our Dojo, this shotokan kicking combination is first practiced at brown belt and is then used at every examination, up to black belt. Starting from a left side fighting stance and kicking with the right leg. 1. Front […]

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Shotokan Karate Techniques Brown Belt Kicking Combination 1

Within our Dojo, this shotokan kicking combination is first practiced at brown belt and is then used at every examination, up to black belt. Starting from a left side fighting stance. 1. Front kick (mae geri)with the right leg, then a short step forward with the right leg. 2. Side thrust kick (yoko geri kekomi) […]

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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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