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Tekki Shodan Shotokan Karate Kata Vid...

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 […]

Shotokan Karate Kata Tutorial Taikyok...

Shotokan Karate Kata Tutorial Taikyoku Shodan or Kihon Kata

Taikyoku Shodan or Kihon Kata is the first kata in the Shotokan karate system and the first kata in the Taikyoku series, of which there are six. It is the most basic of all Shotokan kata and has only 20 moves, which comprise of downward block (gedan barai) and stepping punch (oi zuki). The entire […]

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 […]

How To Learn Karate By Yourself

How To Learn Karate By Yourself

More and more people are starting to learn karate, there are people joining karate dojo every minute of every day and there are just as many people who want to practice karate, but have no where to go! NO ONE can say you CANNOT learn karate by yourself, of course we recommend a good karate […]