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The Problem Today with Bunkai

So the arguments and discussions continue on the web about “bunkai”. Is it any surprise that no consensus has been reached? We have a misinterpreted word with bad translations and a general misunderstanding about its purpose and suddenly everyone has … Continue reading

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The Imbalance of Traditional Kihon Training

At the risk of sounding a little controversial, I have a gripe about the way we karate instructors and students practice our kihon (basics).  Let me set the scene… The class lines up and everyone bows in.  A warm up … Continue reading

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Bassai-sho commentary video

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Nijushiho Commentary on the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel

The last few months have been extremely busy to say the least but despite everything a couple of new videos were added to the YouTube channel.  One was on the kata Jitte and another on one of my favorite katas … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of Bunkai?

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between bunkai, oyo and henka?  Check out this video for an overview and explanation of all three. http://youtu.be/oQTS2MykPjI      

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Shotokan Home Training Video

Here is the latest video from the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel. This video offers some ideas on how to train at home by yourself and focuses on basic kihon techniques. You can join in with the video and get a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Recent Updates – September 2012

The Shotokan Sensei website is an ever expanding project.  It began with the YouTube channel, then this site was added and now new projects are in the works… Earlier this month, the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel hit 1,000,000 views, which … Continue reading

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ONE MILLION views on the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel

Hi Everyone, I want to let you know the good news that the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel just hit 1,000,000 views.  It is thanks to all of you and the very many people who have supported the channel and this … Continue reading

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Gyakuzuki

This short video shows the three main defences in the SKIF kumite system against a gyakuzuki attack.

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