Posts in category Karate Kihon

Learning Karate – Relax! 5 Top...

Learning Karate –  Relax! 5 Top Tips On How To Relax During Karate Training

Karateka need to relax during training, but unfortunately many karateka move around like Robbie Robots! Peoples natural demeaner is sometimes maginfied in the karate dojo. If someone is naturally quite tense, they will sometimes become even more tense because that’s how they have lived their life for many years and at the opposite end of […]

What’s the Strongest kick in karate?

What’s the Strongest kick in karate?

Well, for me, it most certainly isn’t, ushiro mawashi geri (reverse roundhouse kick), off the front leg. That’s one of the great aspects about karate and martial arts in general, there’s something for everyone. Every karateka will differ, what works for one, doesn’t necessarily work for another. The strongest kick for one karateka may be […]

What Do I Want From Karate? You Must...

What Do I Want From Karate?  You Must Know This Before Starting Your Karate Journey

Before you even think about starting karate, you need to know what karate is, or more importantly, what type of karate you want to practice! There are all sorts of people practicing karate and there are as many different types of karate instructors, teaching karate.  There are no two karate instructors the same and no […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]