All posts in "Shotokan Kihon"
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Basic Shotokan Karate Techniques From Shizentai

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 hand strike), shuto uchi (knife hand strike), tettsui uchi (bottom fist strike) and […]

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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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Target Exercise Using Oi Zuki Technique

Shotokan Karate Training Videos Target Exercise Using Oi Zuki Technique The sooner a karateka understands distance (ma-ai), the better. This is a very simple but effective distance and target exercise. From kamae step and attack oi zuki in zenkutsudachi. The basic principles apply, keep low, use the driving leg, keep the back straight, shoulders down, […]

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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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The Karate Fist Seiken (fore-fist) Video

Forming the karate fist (seiken) 1. Start from your little finger and bend the fingers in half, one finger at a time. 2. Once the fingers are folded in half, start from the little fingers and roll the fingers, one at a time into a full karate fist, make sure the thumbs are tight and […]

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Shotokan Karate Syllabus 9th Kyu Orange Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for white belts (10th kyu) taking orange belt (9th kyu). Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our 0range belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the […]

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Shotokan Karate Syllabus 8th Kyu Red Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for orange belts (9th kyu) taking red belt (8th kyu). Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our red belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the […]

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Shotokan Karate Syllabus 7th Kyu Yellow Belt Basics (Kihon)

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, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the […]

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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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