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Jiyu Ippon kumite – Shotokan Ka...

Jiyu Ippon kumite – Shotokan Karate Brown Belt Sparring

Generally, Jiyu-ippon kumite is introduced into the training at 3rd Kyu (brown belt). Jiyu-ippon kumite requires fast reactions and the ability to adapt to changing situations, the attacker is allowed to move freely, dummy and feign before the attacks. Unlike Kihon-ippon kumite (basic one-step sparring), where the attacker moves from a static position. Attacker and […]

Oizuki – Stepping Punch

Oizuki – Stepping Punch

Oizuki (basic stepping punch), looks so simple. But for Shotokan karateka who follow the karate way, it’s an art form all on its own! Indeed, lots of dojo place little importance on the intricate and detailed movement required to execute karate’s basic stepping punch (oizuki). They see a step and a punch and as long […]

Learn Karate – Benefits of the ...

Learn Karate – Benefits of the Karate Kata (Form)

Kata (form), is a set sequence of karate moves, ranging from a few really basic karate moves, up to hundreds of the really advanced techniques. These techniques are strung together in a predetermined order, that in some instances, has not changed for hundreds of years. These forms start from the white belt kata, which have […]

The Difference Between A Person Of Do...

The Difference Between A Person Of Do (The Way) And A Little Person

Many years ago, my sensei told me a story, A student once asked his sensei, “What is the difference between a person of Do (the way) and a little person?” The sensei replies, “It is simple. When the little person receives their first dan black belt, they can hardly wait to run home and shout […]

Shotokan Kata List

Shotokan Kata List

The 27 Shotokan Kata Kata is often described as a set sequence of karate moves organised into a prearranged fight against imaginary opponents. The kata consists of kicks, punches, sweeps, strikes, blocks and throws. Body movement in the various kata includes, stepping, twisting, turning, dropping to the ground and jumping. In this article we mention […]

Shotokan Karate Brown Belt Basics Kic...

Shotokan Karate Brown Belt Basics Kicking Combination 2 (Kicking on the spot)

Here at Karate Classes Online, this kicking exercise is part of the required brown belt basics for brown belt and above. 1. Take up a fighting stance with the right leg in front for this shotokan karate brown belt kicking combination 2. Kick mae geri (front kick) with the left leg. Keep the left knee […]

Soto Ude Uke – Outside Forearm ...

Soto Ude Uke – Outside Forearm Block

Shotokan karate kihon. Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is a tricky karate move to begin with because it contains both linear and circular arm movements, this karate technique should be first practiced in shizentai (natural stance), with feet approximately shoulder width apart and toes facing forward, as shown in the video below. 1. […]

Shotokan Karate Brown Belt Basics Kic...

Shotokan Karate Brown Belt Basics Kicking Combination 1

This kicking exercise is part of the required brown belt basics for brown belt and above, here at Karate Classes Online. 1. Take up a fighting stance with the left leg in front 2. Kick mae geri (front kick) with the right leg. 3. Step down and forward after the kick, then execute a yoko […]

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 […]