Category Archives: General

Discipline

A short talk on discipline. What is it and how does it relate to your karate practice?

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Etiquette

Here is an explanation of the common etiquette experienced in a traditional Japanese dojo. The importance of the bow is discussed along with how to enter and exit the dojo.

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Focus

For karate to be of use in your overall life there are several core ideas and concepts that you need to understand. One such idea is “focus”. This short video explains what focus is and how to use it in … Continue reading

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Speed

This video talks about speed in your karate training. Not speed in the sense of how to be faster in your movements, but speed in the sense of how to train using different speeds for the greatest benefit (for example, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Keeping a Training Diary

Most Shotokan practitioners would probably agree that one of the hardest things to do in karate is to get to class consistently and to train regularly.  Despite all of the trials and tribulations of learning the mechanics and execution of … Continue reading

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The Three Ks of Karate

The education system often talks about the ‘Three Rs’ of Reading Writing and Arithmetic. To a casual observer, one might say that the education system was flawed from the very beginning by the fact that it can’t spell! In Karate, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: A New Shotokan Training Experience – The Online Dojo!

Coming soon at www.shotokansensei.com will be a new Shotokan training experience.  This will be an online dojo that puts forth comprehensive information on the art of Shotokan Karate.  Check below for more information on this exciting website. Here are some … Continue reading

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