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

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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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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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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 Soto Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan BaraiThis combination is one of five combinations that ...

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

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

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

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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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Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, ...

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

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Uchi ude uke, or inside forearm block is one of the basic karate moves, ...

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

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

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

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

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The Japanese phrase Ikken Hissatsu is made up of three kanji, (ichi) meaning “one” ...

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

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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 ...

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

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

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

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It is possible to learn karate at home, If you are unable to attend ...

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

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Probably the Most Important Shotokan Karate Kata Kihon Kata Video Tutorial below this article ...

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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 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 Technique The sooner a karateka ...

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

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Why do Shotokan sensei place so much emphasise on the five Heian kata?I believe ...

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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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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 Distances Video at the bottom ...

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Over spinning when executing back kick is one of the biggest mistakes karateka make. ...

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

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Here are some Shotokan kata tips to help with your training. They are in ...

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