I am really excited to reveal our new Dojo. sorry for the poor image, I will upload a better one today. Looks a mess at the moment, but I am hoping it will not take long to refurb.
Ripping up the old rotten wooden floor and trying not to fall through the floor joists 🙂
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Taikyoku shodan or Kihon kata is the first shotokan karate kata practiced.
It simplicity makes the form very confusing for a new karateka, because the whole kata only consists of 2 different karate techniques, they are gedan barai (downward block) and oi zuki (stepping punch). Both techniques are performed in zenkutsudachi (front stance).
A really simple shotokan karate exercise, working on not over turning the hips and body on back kick.
Partner up, or this exercise can also be practiced against the wall. From ju-kamae simply spin and kick ushiro geri, stop at completion of the kick and try not to push onto the target, to hold your balance.
Then return the kicking leg back to [...]
When watching Yahara Sensei perform Unsu, it’s beautiful, graceful and powerful, while at the same time being real scary. Yahara Sensei encompasses the philosophy of ‘Ikken Hisstatsu‘ in his every technique!
Staying with Yahara Sensei and Unsu, this is a great video, with Yahara Sensei explaining what this particular shotok [...]
Tekki Shodan Means ‘Iron Horse First Level’.
There are three Tekki Kata within the Shotokan system. Tekki shodan, Tekki Nidan and Tekki Sandan.
Tekki Shodan in many karate dojo, is the required kata for 3rd Kyu or brown belt, but this does vary from dojo to dojo.
The original name for the Tekki kata, was Naihanchi which means R [...]