Posts tagged karate techniques

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 […]

Karate For Beginners The Warm Up And ...

Karate For Beginners The Warm Up And Stretch

This is one of the most neglected parts of karate training and it is a part of karate that you ignore at your peril. Not only is stretching healthy, it also helps prevent injury during karate classes. Stretching should be practiced before and after your karate lessons. My sensei said to me, ‘the only time […]

Karate Kihon

Karate Kihon

Kihon is a Japanese word meaning “basics” or “fundamentals What is karate kihon and why do we do it? Kihon is the basic karate techniques of stances, blocking, punching, striking and kicking. Repetition of basic Karate kihon holds all the secrets! Basic karate moves, or simple combinations, is all that’s needed to achieve a very […]