Monthly Archives: January 2011

Basic Partner Work – Sanbon Kumite Part 2

  This video shows the three step sparring drills of sanbon kumite that are used in the SKIF system of Master Kanazawa. Part 1 includes number 1 & number 2. Part 2 includes numbers 3, 4 & 5.

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Basic Partner Work – Sanbon Kumite Part 1

  This video shows the three step sparring drills of sanbon kumite that are used in the SKIF system of Master Kanazawa. Part 1 includes number 1 & number 2. Part 2 includes numbers 3, 4 & 5.

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Basic Partner Work – Gohon Kumite

  Gohon kumite means five-step sparring and in general includes two main types – one a jodan attack defended by age-uke (rising block), and two a chudan attack defended by soto-uke (outer block). This video shows both attacks and defences. … Continue reading

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Gyakuzuki – Reverse punch

  This video shows the important points of the reverse punch (gyakuzuki). the punch is performed on the spot and also moving forwards. Hip movement, in particular is emphasized.

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Oizuki – Front punch/Lunge punch

  This video presents the key points of the front punch or lunge punch (oizuki) and explains the hip position, the role of the back leg and when to release the power of the punch for maximum effect.

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Basic Punches – Chokuzuki

  In this video the key points of the basic straight punch (chokuzuki) are presented in detail for the beginner karate student.

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Heian Nidan – Commentary

  In this video, Heian Nidan is presented step-by-step with a verbal explanation accompanying each move.

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Heian Shodan – Commentary

  This video explains the moves of Heian Shodan step-by-step from beginning to end.

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Coming Soon: A New Shotokan Training Experience – The Online Dojo!

Coming soon at www.shotokansensei.com will be a new Shotokan training experience.  This will be an online dojo that puts forth comprehensive information on the art of Shotokan Karate.  Check below for more information on this exciting website. Here are some … Continue reading

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