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This is our fifth brown belt combination of five stepping combinations. Needed when testing ...

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This is our fourth brown belt combination of five stepping combinations. Needed when testing ...

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This is our third brown belt combination of five stepping combinations. Needed when testing ...

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This is the second brown belt combination of five stepping combinations. Needed when testing ...

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This is the first brown belt combination of five stepping combinations. Needed when testing ...

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Heian Godan (平安五段) Heian Godan is the fifth and final Heian kata. This kata ...

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

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

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Oss ! This is for 5th kyu Karateka working towards 4th Kyu Purple and ...

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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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Three Strikes Uraken – Tetsui – Shuto Insert WordPress Content ...

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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/our-karate-community-memberships/ Age Enpi - Ushiro ...

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Ask a boxer, thai boxer or mixed martial artist if they hit with intent!They ...

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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 Stretch This is one of the most neglected parts of karate practice ...

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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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Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, ...

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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 ...

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Shuto Uke Knife Hand Block From Shizentai In shotokan karate, Shuto uke or knife ...

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

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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) Stepping Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block ...

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

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

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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 ...

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

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

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Shizentai Yoi. Natural or Ready Stance Yoi ( Natural Position Or Ready Position) This ...

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

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Rei (Bow) Understanding The Karate Bow It is upsetting when I see someone bow ...

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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 Stance Yoi ( Natural Position Or Ready Position) This ...

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Rei (Bow) Understanding The Karate Bow It is upsetting when I see someone bow ...

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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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People learning karate today have a massive amount of content available online, some good, ...

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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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Ask a boxer, thai boxer or mixed martial artist if they hit with intent!They ...

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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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An important part of karate practice and especially self defence, is awareness! Wherever you ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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It is upsetting when I see someone bow disrespectfully. Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder ...

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

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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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In shotokan karate, Shuto uke or knife hand block is one of the more ...

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

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

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

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Mae Ashi Mawashi Geri Shotokan Exercise Using Three Different Distances Video at the bottom ...

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

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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 ...

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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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