Category Archives: Basic Membership

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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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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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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Jiyu ippon kumite – Kizami-zuki

This video shows the three main defences against a kizami-zuki (front snap punch, or jab) attack in the SKIF kumite system. The defences involve defending by attacking and off-balancing the opponent.

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Ushirogeri

This short video demonstrates and explains the three main defences against a back kick attack in the SKIF jiyu ippon kumite syllabus. Each technique is shown slowly and quickly in detail.

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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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