Category Archives: Kata: Forms

Bassai-sho commentary video

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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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Kanku-dai – Commentary

Kanku-dai is one of the most important Shotokan katas, if not the most important. This video demonstrates and explains each move of the kata step-by-step in detail.

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Bassai-dai – Commentary

An explanation of the different moves in the kata Bassai-dai with a step-by-step demonstration of the kata.

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Tekki Shodan – Commentary

This video shows the kata Tekki Shodan step by step with a verbal commentary of the moves and head movement as the kata is being performed.

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Heian Godan – Commentary

Heian Godan is the final of the basic Heian kata. It has some interesting moves including a wrist trap and twisting motion, in addition to an impressive jump. The kata also introduces a couple of new moves such as mikazuki-geri … Continue reading

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Heian Yondan – Commentary

Heian Yondan is the fourth in the Heian Kata series and introduces a series of new moves that are not found in the first three kata. Heian Yondan is a very interesting kata with a lot of useful application. This … Continue reading

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Sequence of Learning Kata

This video explains the different steps of learning kata, for example: direction, technique, sequence of moves, speed, power, etc.

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Heian Sandan – Commentary

Heian Sandan is the third of the Heian katas and introduces the horse stance (kiba-dachi). The path of the kata only goes forward and sideways, there are no diagonals in this kata. This video shows the kata step by step … Continue reading

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