Black Belt Kumite Warm up routine in Karate

Kumite in Karate is a serious practice, specially at the black belt level. This is point sparring in Traditional Karate, not continuous sparring. The match is stopped when there is a clear point from one of the competitors that is why speed, control and timing are important. You need to be fast enough to score without hurting your opponent, if you do, More...

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Kamae Dachi Fighting Stance

Kamae Dachi is your traditional fighting stance where you need to keep your hands up at all times, both legs are evenly separated not too wide. You should feel comfortable on your own Kamae Dachi and be able to More...

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Kosa Dachi

This is Kosa Dachi.  More...

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Hachiji Dachi

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Musubi Dachi

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Heisoku Dachi

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Renoji Dachi

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This is Kansetsu Geri - Knee Joint Kick
By PeterSoto On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Kansetsu Geri – Knee Joint Kick

Kansetsu Geri is a direct side kick technique to the knee, the sole purpose of this kick is to disable the attacker on the spot for self-defense purposes only. Step by step You could be in your fighting stance More...

This is Hiza Geri - Knee Kick
By PeterSoto On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Hiza Geri – Knee Kick

Hiza Geri is a knee kick which can be used in short distance but also can be used on a long distance depending on how fast and unpredictable you are. In a short distance, you can use Mae Hiza Geri or Mawashi Hiza More...

This is Yoko Geri Kekomi - Side Thrust Kick
By PeterSoto On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Yoko Geri Kekomi – Side Thrust Kick

Yoko Geri is a sidekick and Kekomi means thrusting, so this is a thrusting sidekick. A sidekick is always powerful but if the kick is thrusting can be considered even more powerful and it can create a lot of damage. More...

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