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Ushiro Geri Shotokan Karate Exercise

ushiro geri exercise

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gedan Barai – Downward Block

Gedan Barai – Downward Block

The Shotokan Karate Gedan-barai, or downward block is one of the most commonly used karate techniques, in the karate dojo. This technique should be first practiced in shizentai (natural stance), with feet approximately shoulder width apart and toes facing forward. Video tutorial at the bottom of this page 1. Extend the left arm down and […]

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 […]