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Shuto Uke Knife Hand Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​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 In shotokan karate, Shuto uke or knife hand block is […]

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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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Mae Geri Keage Front Snap Kick From Heisoku Dachi Basic Explanation

​Front Snap Kick (Mae Geri Keage) 1. Starting from the feet together stance (Heisoku-dachi), lift the knee high, keeping the ankle bent (90 degrees) and the toes curled back, so the ball of the foot is pointing directly forward. 2. Extend the kick to the target, keeping the supporting foot flat and toes facing forward. […]

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Uchi Ude Uke Inside Forearm Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​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 Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block is one of […]

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Choku-zuki Straight Punch Like A Whip Not A Thud!

​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 Home Study Course Shotokan Sensei teach many variations of this punch. […]

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Soto Ude Uke Outside Forearm Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​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 Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is one of […]

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Gedan Barai Downward Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​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 The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward block is one of […]

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Age Uke Upper Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation

​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 Age Uke (upper block) is one of the first blocks […]

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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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