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Gyaku Zuki Reverse Punch Video Tutorial

Gyaku-zuki video tutorial at the bottom of this articleGyaku-zuki or reverse punch is one of the first moves that a karateka will learn, early on in their karate practice. This punch is very strong, an advanced karateka combining great technique, kime (focus), timing, body weight and body rotation, can deliver a devastating blow with this […]

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Kizami-Zuki And Gyaku-Zuki Basic Combination

Video at the bottom of this page where we look at shomen hanmi and the use of the legs, whilst punching kizami-zuki and gyaku-zuki.Kizami-zuki and gyaku-zuki from front stance.Shomen and hanmi are an essential part of shotokan karate, but sometimes it takes a little while to understand. There are different explanations of shomen and hanmi.My […]

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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, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!In shotokan karate, Shuto uke or knife hand block is one of the more tricky techniques, especially when stepping in kokutsu dachi (shotokan back stance). Many shotokan karate dojo […]

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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

​The below article and video are from our FREE 7 Day Video Home Study Course, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, in the karate dojo. This karate technique should be first practiced in the shotokan stance, […]

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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, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, in the karate dojo. This karate technique should be first practiced in the shotokan stance, […]

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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, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!Shotokan Sensei teach many variations of this punch. As your karate should be ever evolving , the punch described below, is the way I am practicing at the moment. […]

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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, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, in the karate dojo. A tricky move to begin with because it contains both linear […]

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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, ​ you ​can also get access​ our bronze membership level for FREE!!The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward block is one of the most commonly used karate techniques, in the karate dojo. This technique should be first practiced in shizentai (natural […]

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