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Gyaku Zuki Reverse Punch Video Tutorial

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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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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 […]

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Do You Hit Things?

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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 […]

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Continuous Attack Against Amashi Waza

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Amashi-waza (body shift and switch) is a form of Go-no-sen (response after opponent’s attack). Amashi-Waza Video Tutorial below this article In its basic form it uses stretching the distance in order to avoid the attack and switch in direction to execute counter attack. The longer the distance involved the easier for initiating side to adjust […]

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