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Technical Notes

How to Perform Front Kick “Mae Geri”

Please follow the steps below; Position yourself in left or right “Moto Dachi Chudan Gamae” Begin by bringing your knee up and forward Once your leg is up in the air, it’s time for the kick Snap the leg forward … Continue reading

Hiji Ate Go Ho – 5 ways of Elbow Strikes

 Yoi Zenkutsu dachi,Hidari gedan barai (Step forward) Step forward,Shiko dachi,Chudan hiji ate Step backward,Zenkutsu dachi,Ushiro hiji ate Step forward,Zenkutsu dachi,Tate hiji ate Shiko dachi,Otoshi hiji ate Hachiji dachi,Yoko hiji ate When you finish one side, then you start doing same … Continue reading

Kihon, Principles of Basic Techniques

   The basic techniques of blocking, punching, striking and kicking are both the beginning of karate and the ultimate goal. Although only a matter of months may be sufficient to learn them, complete mastery may not come even after a lifetime … Continue reading

Shitoryu’s Characteristics

Shitō-ryū is a combination style, which attempts to unite the diverse roots of karate. On one hand, Shitō-ryū has the physical strength and long powerful stances of Shuri-te derived styles, such as Shorin-ryū and Shotokan (松涛館), on the other hand … Continue reading

Chinto Kata

The Chinto kata was created by Bushi Matsumura (1797-1884) and was based on the techniques he learned from a Chinese sailor named Chinto who became shipwrecked on the Ryuku Islands. After drifting ashore, Chinto taught the inhabintants of the Tomari … Continue reading


There are numerous reliable, authentic sources one may access to gain a clearer picture of how karate & kata were practiced in Okinawa during its peak in the mid-1800′s and what significant factors changed during its introduction into Japan during … Continue reading

Concept of KI and KIME in Karate

The concept of KI is one of the most difficult associated with the philosophy and practice of karate. It is hardly surprising that many karateka are interested in understanding just what KI is supposed to be. Etymologically, the word “KI” … Continue reading

Master Kenwa Mabuni’s Katas

First, I would like to give a bit of background about Kenwa Mabuni again. Kenwa Mabuni was born in November 14, 1889 in Shuri, Okinawa. He was the 17th generation (patralineal) of Ogushiku Keiyu, a well-respected samurai of the 17th … Continue reading