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Our 1st Course and Exam Is 10th Kyu


Welcome to the Dojo, here we have all the video tutorials, including testing requirements for each rank.

The Dojo will be updated regularly, so visit often and catch all the latest SKO news, events, training tips and fun workouts.

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Oss ! Welcome to the Dojo

Here we have all the video tutorials, including testing requirements for each rank.

The Dojo will be updated regularly, so visit often and catch all the latest SKO news, events, training tips and fun workouts.

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A Brief history Of Shotokan Karate

Early records of martial arts go as far back as the Egyptians in about 3000BC!shotokan history
The Chinese emperor Shi-Huang-Di (221-206 BC), was buried with more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures, which included horses and soldiers to guard him in the afterlife, some of the unarmed soldiers are clearly in some sort of martial arts fighting stances.

Niju Kun - The 20 Guiding Principles Of Karatedo

Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate (Niju kun), which are there as a guide for all karateka to follow and adhere to. These principles form the foundations Shotokan karate. These twenty principles were based heavily on Bushido and Zen.

The principles allude to notions of respect, humility, compassion, patience, awareness and both an inward and outward calmness.

Congratulations on working throgh our first belt requirements. I hope you have enjoyed the course above, it contains all the material needed for the first belt test 🙂 The first test is very quick to film as it only consists of 5 techniques (listed below)
Four of each technique performed at speed from shizentai or natural stance.

1. Choku zuki (straight punch)
2. Age uke (upper block)
3. Uchi uke (inside block)
4. Gedan barai (downward block)
5. Soto uke (outside block)

The belt testing is for our members only, but at the moment we have an incredible membership offer, Click Here to check it out and I hope to see your first test video very soon 🙂
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Sensei Linden

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