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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 […]


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 […]


Which of These Unsu Kata Video Do You Like?

​We would love to know what you think. Please leave a comment at the bottom of these videos. Oss!Unsu! Probably the most difficult Shotokan kata, both physically and technically. A very dynamic kata, tr​ansferring from slow karate moves into extremely explosive karate techniques and combinations. There are twists, turns, spins, a jump up and a […]


Do You Hit Things?

As karate is primarily a striking art, I have always believed in punch bag, focus pads, kick shield and makiwara, training.You may disagree, but one of my primary objectives with new and experienced karateka, is to encourage them to hit fast and hard. Not only is this an essential part of a striking art, such […]


The ‘Shock Hit’ In And Out Of The Karate Dojo

One of our Karate club’s, Brown Belt’s, was kicked in the head recently with a beautifully timed and controlled mawashigeri (roundhouse kick). He was stunned, shocked and bewildered, but he was ok. The karate kick was well controlled, no lost teeth, no knockout, no broken jaw, no broken nose, in fact, no broken anything. So […]


Kihon Kata or Taikyoku Shodan Shotokan Karate Kata Tutorial

Probably the Most Important Shotokan Karate KataKihon Kata Video Tutorial below this article Correct practice of Kihon kata or Taikyoku Shodan is vital to shotokan karate practitioners. This karate kata only consists of two different karate moves, oizuki (stepping punch) and gedanbarai (downward block). But within these two ‘simple’ karate techniques, lay the basic fundamentals […]


Shotokan Karate – Which Is More Important – Spirit or Technique?

I believe Seishin (spirit) to be one of the most important aspects of karate practice. Technique is also important, but if someone has no spirit, their karate is just like a dance, it does not matter how good the technique is, if there is no spirit, there is no karate! Sometimes your spirit is all […]


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 […]


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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