Shotokan Basic And Practical Combinations

Shotokan Karate Follow Along Class (29 Minutes)

In this 29 minute shotokan karate follow along class, we are going to be working on a very basic Shotokan Kihon combination, where we will be working on leg driving, bodyweight shifting, moving to different angles and many more shotokan fundamentals.

At the end of this live zoom class we are then going to work on the same techniques in a practical application so this 29 minute follow along shotokan Karate class goes from a very basic combination with single techniques into a practical set of moves that were used in the very basic kihon combination.

I hope you enjoy the follow along class and if you get a chance please check out our memberships and our new Shotokan Karate app called Shotokan Bites.

The basic techniques that we’re going to work on in the first part of this class are always oi zuki or stepping punch, Shuto uke or knife hand block, yoko empi uchi or side elbow strike, Tate shuto uke or edge of the hand block and gyaku zuki or reverse punch.

We then turn these techniques into a much more practical set of strikes and blocks which obviously would never be used as is, but individually and two or three of the techniques would definitely be used in different situations and circumstances. Here we also add ura zuki or upper cut and two ashi barai or sweeps.

It’s very important to practice many different combinations, different angles along with different ways to step, move and Sweep.

For the practical combination, we’re also going to put in two sweeps or ashi barai, one sweeping the inside of your opponents leg and the second one sweeping from the outside of your opponents leg.

With this practical combination when we come to the sweeping we working on knocking your opponents balance so they’re not sure which way to correct so the first Sweep send them one way and as they go to correct you then Sweep from the other way, which literally speeds up the way they’re correct and and takes them down.

I hope you enjoy the class. Oss!

Linden Huckle

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Linden Huckle has been practicing and teaching karate for over 50 years and believes first and foremost, karateka should enjoy their karate. He says 'there is nothing better than seeing a person develop into a great person through their karate practice, while at the same time enjoying karate.'

Linden Huckle