In this short tutorial Sensei Amos explains the first move of Shotokan kata Jion. ...

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This clip is taken from one of our live classes. Sensei Amos worked on ...

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Shotokan Karate exercise for simultaneous block and counter. This style of block and counter ...

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In this live training session, Sensei Huckle and Sensei Amos cover in detail, up ...

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In this video Sensei Amos covers the first 6 moves of Shotokan kata Heian ...

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Taken from one of our zoom classes. A stepping combination utilizing punches, elbows and ...

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In this karate class, Sensei Huckle worked on the three different distances within the ...

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Bassai shō is an advanced black belt kata.This is one of the kata that ...

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In this karate class, Sensei Huckle worked on a basic snapping punch and snapping ...

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In this karate class, we worked on using the hips to deliver a straight ...

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Mushin no shin (無心の心) is a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind. Mushin ...

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This is one of our brown belt combinations. Within our Dojo, this shotokan combination ...

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This is one of our brown belt combinations. Within our Dojo, this shotokan combination ...

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Join us today for a free Zoom Kata class.Kata NiseishiUk Time 1pmA special class ...

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Shomen and hanmi are an important part of shotokan karate, this is an area ...

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This combination contains all of the five brown belt basic combinations, after each combination, ...

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Within our Dojo, this shotokan kicking combination is first practiced at brown belt and ...

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This is a basic shotokan karate exercise, comprising of five basic combinations. This exercise ...

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Jiyu-ippon kumite (semi free sparring)At many Shotokan Dojo, Jiyu ippon kumite is normally the ...

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Stepping forward mawashi geri from kamae.1. Left leg in front fighting stance2. Lift the ...

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This basic combination is a requirement when testing from 4th kyu purple and white ...

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This basic combination is a requirement when testing from 4th kyu purple and white ...

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Stepping forward mawashi geri from kamae.1. Left leg in front fighting stance2. Lift the ...

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Ok, so how can you possibly compare karate to poker?The top poker players all ...

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Kankū-dai (観空大) Tutorial ...

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Ushiro geri is an extremely powerful kick, if done well! If done poorly, it ...

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This is a Purple and White Belt Combination For The 3rd Kyu Brown Belt ...

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Kicking mawashi geri from heiko dachi (natural stance).1. Lift the right knee as high ...

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Heian Sandan Kata Video Tutorial below this articleTaken from our 6th Kyu green belt ...

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Stepping Yoko Geri Keage Shotokan Karate's Side Snap KickHeight is not important, a fast ...

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Kihon ippon kumite (基本一本組み手)Kihon ippon kumite (基本一本組み手) ...

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I used to fight and feel good, i would feel great during and after ...

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Attitude is everything!Master Funakoshi always said, 'Spirit first, Technique second'I love the health side ...

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My Sensei would always be shouting 'KIME!', but what does it mean?A Karate master ...

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Punchbag training is excellent to work on developing power in your karate strikes and ...

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Oss ! This combination is for 7th kyu Karateka working towards 6th Kyu Green ...

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Heian Nidan Kata Video Tutorial below this article Taken from our 8th Kyu Red ...

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Early records of martial arts go as far back as the Egyptians in about ...

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It’s all down to youReaching the coveted Black Belt can be accomplished quite quickly, ...

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​This kata is required for 6th Kyu Green belt.The video below is ​a basic ...

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Stepping Gedan Barai, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan BaraiThis combination is one of five three technique ...

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This is the fourth of five combinations for the 6th Kyu green belt examination.For ...

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Stepping Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan BaraiThis combination is one of five three technique ...

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Stepping Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan BaraiThis combination is one of five combinations that ...

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Kiai 気合 is a Japanese term used in karate for a short spirited shout, ...

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Yes is the simple answer. With all the advancements in technology and the ability ...

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In the 8th Kyu red belt article we described the arm positions for shuto ...

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Most karateka use momentum and body weight to step forward, these two exercises will ...

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The hardest part of Sanbon-zuki is definitely the three hip movements. Getting the hips ...

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Taken from our 7th Kyu Yellow belt karate examination. https://www.shotokankarateonline.com/Age Enpi - Ushiro enpi ...

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Age Uke (upper block) is one of the first blocks practiced in shotokan karate. ...

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1. Start from your little finger and bend the fingers in half, one finger ...

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The Karate StretchThis is one of the most neglected parts of karate practice and ...

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Shotokan Sensei teach many variations of this punch. As your karate should be ever ...

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The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward block is one of the most commonly used ...

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Heian Shodan Kata Video Tutorial below this article Taken from our 8th Kyu Red ...

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Gyaku Zuki (Reverse Punch) Gyaku-zuki or revers punch is one of the first moves ...

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Kokutsu Dachi (Back Stance)The hardest basic shotokan karate stance is definitely kokutsu dachi (back ...

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Shuto Uke Knife Hand Block From ShizentaiIn shotokan karate, Shuto uke or knife hand ...

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Age uke, soto ude uke, gedan barai and uchi ude uke From Shizentai Four basic ...

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Taikyoku Shodan or Kihon Kata Video Tutorial Probably the Most Important Shotokan Karate Kata ...

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​Mae Geri Keage (front snap kick) Stepping Video ...

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Soto Ude Uke (Outside Forearm Block) SteppingSoto ude uke, or outside forearm block is ...

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Gedan Barai (Downward Block) SteppingGedanbarai, or downward block is one of the most commonly ...

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Uchi Ude Uke (Outside Forearm Block) Part 1Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block ...

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One of the first blocks practiced in karate classes, is age uke or upper ...

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Oizuki (basic stepping punch)Oizuki looks so simple. But for Shotokan karateka who follow the ...

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Choku-zuki Straight Punch Like A Whip Not A Thud!Shotokan Sensei teach many variations of ...

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Forming The Karate Fist Seiken (forefist)1. Start from your little finger and bend the ...

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Shizentai Yoi. Natural or Ready StanceYoi ( Natural Position Or Ready Position)This is the ...

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The Karate Warm Up And StretchThis is one of the most neglected parts of ...

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Rei (Bow) Understanding The Karate BowIt is upsetting when I see someone bow disrespectfully.Master ...

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Soto Ude Uke Outside Forearm Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation Soto ude uke, or ...

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Gedan Barai Downward Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward ...

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Uchi Ude Uke Inside Forearm Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation Uchi ude uke, or ...

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Age Uke Upper Block From Shizentai Basic Explanation Age Uke (upper block) is one ...

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Shizentai Yoi. Natural or Ready StanceYoi ( Natural Position Or Ready Position)This is the ...

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Rei (Bow) Understanding The Karate BowIt is upsetting when I see someone bow disrespectfully.Master ...

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I believe Seishin (spirit) to be one of the most important aspects of karate ...

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1. Start from your little finger and bend the fingers in half, one finger ...

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Karate is about discipline and respect. Shotokan Karate etiquette in the Dojo, is where ...

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While learning karate in the early days, you may here the sensei say online ...

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As karate is primarily a striking art, I have always believed in punch bag, ...

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One of our Karate club's, Brown Belt's, was kicked in the head recently with ...

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I believe Seishin (spirit) to be one of the most important aspects of karate ...

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​Here's a nice example of how to fold your karate dogi. Oss! ...

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Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of ...

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Are you a 'Super Sensei', or do you train with one?If you are one, ...

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Master Anko Itosu was a very important person in the development of Shotokan karate, ...

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Kiba Dachi (Horse Riding Stance)Shotokan karate stance kiba dachi is first used when practicing ...

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Neko Ashi Dachi (Cat Stance)This stance is used in several black belt Shotokan kata.The ...

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Heiko Dachi (Natural Stance)Karateka start using heiko dachi from their first class. This stance ...

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Hangetsu Dachi (Half Moon Stance)At SKO we start using hangetsu dachi at brown belt. ...

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Zenkutsu Dachi (Front Stance)The first shotokan karate stance used when practicing basics (kihon) while ...

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When looking at the area of karate for beginners, front kick (mae geri), is ...

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Gyaku zuki (reverse punch) Video Tutorial ...

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Video Series of Shotokan Stances.Heisoku-dachi (Feet Together Stance)Musubi-dachi (Heels together, feet turned out at ...

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Kokutsu Dachi (Back Stance)The hardest basic shotokan karate stance is definitely kokutsu dachi (back ...

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Taken from our 8th Kyu Red belt karate examination.https://www.shotokankarateonline.com/our-karate-community-membership/Four basic karate blocks on the ...

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Taken from our 8th Kyu Red belt karate examination. https://www.shotokankarateonline.com/our-karate-community-memberships/Choku Zuki - Teisho - ...

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Forming the karate fist (seiken)1. Start from your little finger and bend the fingers ...

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​Mae Geri keage (Front Snap Kick) Stepping Video ...

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Yoi ( Natural Position Or Ready Position)This is the position we go to after ...

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Video at the bottom of this page where we look at shomen hanmi and ...

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We hope you enjoy this selection of Unsu videos Oss!Unsu! Probably the most difficult ...

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Amashi-waza (body shift and switch) is a form of Go-no-sen (response after opponent’s attack).Amashi-Waza ...

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Probably the Most Important Shotokan Karate KataKihon Kata Video Tutorial below this articleCorrect practice ...

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In the video below we will look at using dynamic distance control.This is excellent ...

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Being too eager to respond to opponent’s action, whether it means the attack or ...

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Technically speaking vertical slingshot is an essence of karate technique. It is a movement ...

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This is part 2 of a really interesting article by Sensei Kroczewski, CLICK HERE ...

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The proper stance is a foundation of karate technique. It’s a prerequisite for synergistic ...

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Here is a kumite exercise working on simultaneous block and counter strikes with a ...

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Here is a good shotokan karate training combination, comprising of basic strikes from shizentai ...

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Here's a good focus pads exercise, using single strikes and some basic footwork. Video ...

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Here at SKO our brown belt kicking combination 2 involves executing Four kicks on ...

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Shotokan Karate Training Videos Target Exercise Using Oi Zuki TechniqueThe sooner a karateka understands ...

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Within our Dojo, this shotokan kicking combination is first practiced at brown belt and ...

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A shotokan karate video comprising of a series of 5 basic combinations. This exercise ...

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This shotokan kumite exercise consists of three gyaku zuki (reverse punch) attacks, with 3 ...

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Mae Ashi Mawashi Geri Shotokan Exercise Using Three Different DistancesVideo at the bottom of ...

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Bassai Dai Video tutorial at the bottom of this page.Bassai Dai translates as "To ...

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Here are some very basic shotokan kumite tips to help with your sparring, many ...

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Jyu-ippon kumite (semi free sparring, also spelt ju, jyuu or jui)Jyu ippon kumite is ...

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My short answer is a definate yes, they are good. As karate competitions can ...

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Video tutorials below, we are continually adding kata tutorials. Oss!We appreciate that many Shotokan ...

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There are many different ways to kick Mae geri (front kick) and some Sensei ...

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