how to do Knuckle Push-Ups

Knuckle Push-Ups

Knuckle Push-Ups Knuckle Push-Ups are just a variation of a traditional push-up. You start by being on the same basic push up position then make...
Hiki Uke – Grasp Pull

Hiki Uke – Grasp Pull

Hiki Uke is defensive circular block which is also becomes a grab at the same time.It has three purposes block, grab and pull. This...
Hangetsu Dachi in Karate

Hangetsu Dachi in Karate

Hangetsu Dachi is also known as the Half Moon Stance. It is considered a difficult stance in Shotokan Karate because is not deeply rooted...
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...
Flexibility exercises

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...
General Terminology in Karate

General Terminology in Karate

This is a list of general terminology found in traditional Karate, you will hear all these words in your dojo. It is highly recommended...
Karate Traditional Weapons

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...
Karate Traditional Katas

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 Sandan – (peaceful mind, third level) 平安四段 Heian...

Blue belt 4th Kyu  – 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,...

Blue belt 5th kyu – 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,...