How to do Sideways fall or Yoko Ukemi

How to do Sideways fall or Yoko Ukemi

Yoko Ukemi Technique Teaching a student how to properly fall and not get hurt is really important, unfortunately, is not in the curriculum in many Martial Arts schools. But sooner or later someone will fall and get hurt… what do we do? How to practice yoko ukemi (side break fall), starting from a seated position and working up to a standing position. This More...

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Flexibility exercises
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Flexibility exercises to improve your kicking

Learn How to do the Splits Flexibility is a must for all martial artist, we must spend time warming up properly and then stretch our hips, muscles and legs.  Here you have 18 Flexibility exercises you can do to More...

By PeterSoto On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Karate General Terminology

Greetings & Affirmations Hai – Yes Rei – Bow Sayonara – Goodbye Domo – Thank You (Informal) Domo Arigato – Thank You (Formal) Shomen ni: Face towards the front Sensei ni: Face towards the teacher Seiretsu: Line More...

By PeterSoto On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Karate Traditional Weapons

KAMA History: In 1470, when traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting blade, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach. This longer More...

By PeterSoto On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Karate Traditional Katas

  Shotokan Katas 太極初段 Taikyoku Shodan – (first cause) 平安初段 Heian Shodan – (peaceful mind, first level) 平安二段 Heian Nidan – (peaceful mind, second level) 平安三段 Heian More...

By PeterSoto On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Blue belt Kyu 4 – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Sanbon Zuki. Age Uke, Mae Geri, Gyaku Zuki, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, Empi, Uraken, (forwards and backwards) Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, (forwards and backwards) Shuto Uke, More...

By PeterSoto On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Blue belt kyu 5 – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Sanbon Zuki. Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai, (forwards and backwards) Uchi Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (forwards and backwards) Shuto More...

By PeterSoto On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Green belt – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Oi Zuki. Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki Ude Uke, Gyaku Zuki Uchi Uke, Gyaku Zuki Shuto Uke, Nukite Mae Geri, Keage (in Kiba Dachi) Kekomi (in Kiba Dachi) Kihon Ippon Kumite Two techniques each for More...

By PeterSoto On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Orange belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Kara Zuki Gyaku Zuki (on the spot, both sides) Oi Zuki Age Uke Ude Uke Uchi Uke Shuto Uke Mae Geri Keage (in Kiba Dachi) Kekomi (in Kiba Dachi) Gohon Kumite Jodan Chudan Kata:  Heian Shodan Karate More...

By PeterSoto On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Yellow belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Kara Zuki Gyaku Zuki (on the spot, both sides) Oi Zuki. Age Uke, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, (forwards and backwards) Uchi Uke, (forwards and backwards) Shuto Uke, (forwards and Backwards) Mae More...