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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 […]

Simultaneous Block and Counter Shotok...

Simultaneous Block and Counter Shotokan Karate Kumite Exercise

This kumite exercise consists of three gyaku zuki (reverse punch) attacks, with 3 simultaneous block/reverse punch counters. This is a great shotokan exercise for timing. Start slowly, then gradually pick up the speed, until the attacker can add in dummy and feigns before the attacks are launched (see video below). It takes great timing and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Seiken – The Karate Fist

Seiken  – The Karate Fist

The karate fist. Seiken It is very important to have a corect fist when punching, many karateka spend to little time on developing a correct fist and they believe they have a strong fist, that is, until they hit something! Once you feel comfortable with your fist, try hitting something, start with something soft, then […]