How to Do Block and Counter Techniques | Karate Lessons

  Okay, so for block and counter techniques I am going to use the format of Ippon Kumite; one step basic pair work. We are going to vary the distance so the first set you will see will have the middle distance of the punching. The second set you will see will have a closer […]

How to Do Side Kicks | Karate Lessons

  I’m going to show two side-kicks that we have in Shotokan karate. The snapping side-kick, the yoko geri keage, and the thrusting sidekick, the yoko geri kekomi. The important difference is the knee positioning, and a little bit, the emphasis of the hip, as well. The thrust-kick is more powerful and more penetrative, but […]

Top Self-Defense Moves | Karate Lessons

  Today I’m going to do a few different self-defense moves. Obviously with self-defense the variables are tremendous so the first one will be a simple take down and a submission. The others will be quick strikes. So they’re quite different in the approach. So for the first one if someone grabs you strongly here. […]