Monthly archives for January, 2014

Age Uke – Upper Rising Block

Age Uke – Upper Rising Block

There are hundreds of karate moves, some basic, some advanced. One of the first blocks practiced in karate, is age uke or upper rising block. It should also be noted that karate blocks can also be used as attacks. In this article we are going to go through the movement rather than the applications of […]

Shotokan Karate Kumite Exercise ̵...

Shotokan Karate Kumite Exercise – Timing and Distance

This is a shotokan kumite exercise working on basic blocks, age uke (upper block), soto uke (outside forarm block), uchi uke (inside forearm block), gedan barai (downward block) and gyaku zuki (reverse punch), in zenkutsu dachi (front stance). 1a and 1b happen at the same time 1a. Attacker steps in with the left leg and […]

Karate Classes Online Required Brown ...

Karate Classes Online Required Brown Belt Basics

This is part of the required brown belt basics here at Karate Classes Online. The other basic requirements are brown belt kicking combination 1 and kicking on the spot. Because of the snapping techniues that are now required, Hikite is something that the new brown belt karateka make mistakes with. The transition from purple/white belt […]

Shotokan Karate Stances – Zenku...

Shotokan Karate Stances – Zenkutsu Dachi – Front Stance

When you first start karate, Zenkutsu dachi is one of the first karate stances you will practice. A good strong front stance is essential in your karate practice, as this is where the foundations of your karate begin. Zenkutsu dachi is used by many as a conditioning exercise, obviously, when fighting or in self defense, […]

Shotokan Karate Exercise Partner Kick...

Shotokan Karate Exercise Partner Kicking Combination

A shotokan karate exercise involving a kicking combination. From left side kamae, 1. Mae geri with the right leg, then step back 2. step 45 degrees forward and to the right with the right leg. 3. step up with the left leg then rotate and kick mawashi geri with the right leg to the back […]

Shotokan Karate Exercise For Back Kic...

Shotokan Karate Exercise For Back Kick (Ushiro Geri)

Ushiro geri is one of the strongest shotokan karate kicks and executed by someone who reall has a full understanding of the techniue, this kick can be devastating! One of the common mistakes when practicing the shotokan karate back kick or ushiro geri, is the over spin! Karateka (someone who practices karate) spin to do […]

Learn Karate A Great Karate Front Kic...

Learn Karate A Great Karate Front Kick In 5 Easy Steps

When looking at the area of karate for beginners, front kick (mae geri), is the first karate kick a person entering the world of karate will study and there are many variations of the karate front kick.   In this article we are going to cover the version that is practiced in shotokan karate. When […]

Seiken – The Karate Fist

Seiken  – The Karate Fist

The karate fist. Seiken It is very important to have a corect fist when punching, many karateka spend to little time on developing a correct fist and they believe they have a strong fist, that is, until they hit something! Once you feel comfortable with your fist, try hitting something, start with something soft, then […]

Self Defense Fighting and Karatedo

Self Defense Fighting and Karatedo

Originally, karate was ALL about fighting and self defense. 200 years ago the world was a very different place, peoples lives would be in danger on a regular basis. Learning to defend oneself and family was a priority and in some parts of the world, unfortunately, this is still the case. But in many parts […]

Learning Karate – Kizami-zuki o...

Learning Karate – Kizami-zuki or Jab Punch

Kizami-zuki (Jab Punch) is karate’s equivelant of the boxers jab. Karateka (someone who practices karate) practice a few different variations of this technique. When practicing this karate technique, make sure basic karate principles are adhered to. Keep the shoulders down and relaxed, make sure the elbow follows directly behind the fist, breathe naturally and Kime […]