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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 […]

Soto Ude Uke – Outside Forearm ...

Soto Ude Uke – Outside Forearm Block

Shotokan karate kihon. Soto ude uke, or outside forearm block is a tricky karate move to begin with because it contains both linear and circular arm movements, this karate technique should be first practiced in shizentai (natural stance), with feet approximately shoulder width apart and toes facing forward, as shown in the video below. 1. […]

Shotokan Karate Kumite Exercise ̵...

Shotokan Karate Kumite Exercise – Timing and Distance

This is a shotokan kumite exercise working on basic blocks, age uke (upper block), soto uke (outside forarm block), uchi uke (inside forearm block), gedan barai (downward block) and gyaku zuki (reverse punch), in zenkutsu dachi (front stance). 1a and 1b happen at the same time 1a. Attacker steps in with the left leg and […]