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Learn Karate At Home The First Shotok...

kihon kata

Taikyoku shodan or Kihon kata is the first shotokan karate kata practiced. It simplicity makes the form very confusing for a new karateka, because the whole kata only consists of 2 different karate techniques, they are gedan barai (downward block) and oi zuki (stepping punch). Both techniques are performed in zenkutsudachi (front stance). There are […]

Learning Karate – Kizami-zuki o...

Learning Karate – Kizami-zuki or Jab Punch

Kizami-zuki (Jab Punch) is karate’s equivelant of the boxers jab. Karateka (someone who practices karate) practice a few different variations of this technique. When practicing this karate technique, make sure basic karate principles are adhered to. Keep the shoulders down and relaxed, make sure the elbow follows directly behind the fist, breathe naturally and Kime […]