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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, […]


Mae Ashi Mawashi Geri (Front Leg Round House Kick) Exercise

Mae Ashi Mawashi Geri Shotokan Exercise Using Three Different Distances Video at the bottom of this article. 1. Both karateka start from left fighting stance. 2. First person kick three left leg mae ashi mawashi geri, be sure to touch the target and try not to let the arms move out from the body. 3. […]


Shotokan Karate Dojo Are They All The Same?

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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 […]


Bassai Dai Tutorial 1

Bassai Dai Video tutorial at the bottom of this page. Bassai Dai translates as “To storm a fortress” and is practiced in many styles of karate. There are many variations of the original Passai, which was the original name for Bassai. It is believed that there were two versions of Passai practiced on Okinawa. Karate […]


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 […]


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 […]


Shotokan Kumite – Jyu-ippon kumite Video

Jyu-ippon kumite (semi free sparring, also spelt ju, jyuu or jui) Jyu ippon kumite is normally introduced into the dojo syllabus at brown belt or 3rd kyu level. When first practiced, the attacks in jyu ippon kumite are pre arranged, later developing into any attack sparring. The most common form of Shotokan jyu ippon kumite […]


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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