I have been working over the past months to find a platform and method for delivering live online karate classes. I’m very excited to announce that I have found what I’ve been looking for and the live online dojo is almost ready to be launched. There are just a few final touches to be taken care of in terms of the initial class schedule and making sure the technology and platform is good to go.
Within the next two weeks the online dojo will be launched with the first official classes. Initially, the class offerings will be as follows:
An Introduction to Shotokan Karate – This class will focus on the key basic techniques of our style, including punches, blocks, kicks and stances.
Shotokan Karate Essentials – This class will take the intro class further and will deliver all of the most essential techniques necessary for beginning the path towards a much deeper understanding of Shotokan Karate.
There will be also be several kata classes, focusing on basic, intermediate and advanced kata separately. And there will also be the option to take a private lesson on a topic of your choice.
How will all of this be delivered and what will I need? Basically all you will need is a computer, a webcam and an internet connection of at least 2Mbps download speed and 0.5 Mbps upload speed. To test your connection speed just go to www.speedtest.net.
The classes will be delivered live and online with small group classes. As the student you will be able to see and hear me as the instructor on your computer screen so that you can follow along with the class. As the instructor, I will be able to see each student in my class at any time so that I can help with technical corrections, encouragement, and in answering any questions pertaining to the class.
So in addition to watching one of the Shotokan Sensei YouTube videos and learning in your own time, you will also now have access to live online classes in order to ask any specific questions you have and to receive personal feedback and constructive criticism on how you can best improve your karate.
Links to the actual online dojo and full information will be released in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, please keep watching the many videos that are already posted on the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel, and also add us to your Facebook likes by visiting our Facebook page so that you can stay up to date with any new updates.