Live Online Classes!

Thank you to all of the visitors and supporters of this site and also of the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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.

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6 Responses to Live Online Classes!

  1. Sandy Hannah says:

    I’m sure what time the classes are yet, depending the time line. If the time is out of my reach is it possible to record the live classes to be viewed?
    Have a great day Sensei Paul.

    • I will be offering classes at different times on different days and there will also be the option to request a time. I believe it will also be possible to record the live classes too and therefore they could also be posted to YouTube or something similar. However, the main purpose of the live classes is to receive feedback and to be able to ask questions. If you want to learn separately, then I would probably recommend the existing YouTube videos.
      Thanks for your question.
      Paul

  2. Joel Caton says:

    Paul,
    I came across you on youtube while studying the kata videos of Master Kanazawa. Your commentary has been a great help to me. I believe that you are pioneering the future of martial arts training with your endeavors. I encourage you to continue on with your efforts. In addition to being a Shotokan practitioner I also am a web master with experience in PHP and MYSQL. If there is any way I can help you move your project forward please let me know. I will be following your progress with great anticipation.

    • Thank you very much Joel! I appreciate your message and I will keep you in mind if I run into any web problems which I do from time to time.
      Thanks again and all the best with your training.
      Paul

  3. Norm says:

    paul

    send me the web address for times and live classes. I am a black belt in Chinese kenpo.

    Norm

  4. Vishnu Shreyas says:

    Hello Sensei

    My name is Vishnu Shreyas. I am from Bangalore, India. I have just started to learn Karate and I am now 27 years old. I have been assigned to research about Karate and I am very happy to see your website. I just wanted to thank you for your valuable knowledge that you have shared with us. I really enjoyed watching your videos and its more of an eye-opener for me as a beginner to see Karate as more than just a pass-time hobby. I definitely would like to learn more from you.

    Thank you,

    Regards,
    Vishnu Shreyas.

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