Monthly Archives: June 2011

Karate Spirit

I once asked Master Kanazawa, “What is the most important aspect of karate?” He answered, “Seishin”. “Seishin” means ‘spirit’, not in the religious sense, but in the sense of personal identity and of what we represent in life. This video … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Black Belt

The effort to attain the black belt should not be taken lightly and once attained the responsibility should be taken seriously. This video talks about the importance of the black belt as it relates to your overall training.

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Enter form, exit form

There is a saying in Japanese martial arts that translates as “Enter form, exit form”. When you first see these words they don’t really make much sense as there is no context in which to place them. However the meaning … Continue reading

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Mawashigeri

This video shows the main defences that are used against a mawashigeri (roundhouse kick) attack in the SKIF jiyu ippon kumite system.

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Yokogeri

Continuing the jiyu ippon kumite series is this video on the yokogeri attack. There are three main defences against the yokogeri (side kick) attack in the SKIF system. Each defence is shown in this video.

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Five Common Mistakes That New Karate Instructors Make

Becoming an instructor in a martial arts school is often a really exciting time because in many ways you feel like you have made it. In order to teach others you must have already mastered the basic content and now … Continue reading

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Jion – Commentary

This video demonstrates and explains the moves of the kata Jion. Each move is presented in detail while giving a verbal explanation of the key points while doing the various moves.

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Enpi – Commentary

The kata Enpi is usually studied at the brown belt level and has a couple of variations depending on the particular Shotokan school. This version shows the SKIF version of the kata with a step-by-step explanation of the different moves.

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