How to Do a Front Kick | Karate Lessons

  The first kick we learn in is the front kick, or. It’s a snapping kick, and there’s an important distinction between snap and thrust. When you thrust something, like the punch, the upper limb is behind the technique. When you snap something, like a front kick, the pivotal joint, the knee, or the elbow […]

How to Do a Roundhouse Kick | Karate Lessons

The roundhouse kick of (?) karate is called (?). And as the name suggests, it comes around and hits the target to the side. When we’re developing it with our basics, we’re going to hit with the ball of the foot. During sparring with our partners in the dojo, we use the top of the […]

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. […]