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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 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

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

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

Shotokan Katas Taikyoku Shodan Heian Shodan Heian Nidan Heian Sandan Heian Yondan Heian Godan Tekki Shodan Tekki Nidan Tekki Sandan Advanced Shotokan Katas Bassai Dai Bassai...

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,...

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...

Orange belt – Shotokan Karate

Orange belt - Shotokan Karate These are the requirements for the orange belt in Shotokan Karate. Punches Kara Zuki Gyaku Zuki (on the spot, both sides) ...

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...

White belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Oi Zuki – Stepping Punch Age Uke – High Block, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, (forwards and backwards) Mae Geri Gohon Kumite Jodan Kata ...

Orange Belt 7th Kyu in Wado-Ryu Karate

Basic Stances Heisoku Dachi - Closed feet stance Kamae dachi - Fighting Stance Kiba Dachi - Horse stance Kokutso Dachi - Backward Leaning Stance Kihon...

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