In Part 2 of Basic Blocks, the five main blocks of Shotokan Karate are demonstrated moving forwards step by step.
In this video the five basic blocks of Shotokan karate are introduced, and the real meaning of the word “uke” is explained. The blocks are all performed on the spot in Part 1.
In this video the three common basic stances of Shotokan karate are explained. These stances are zenkutsu-dachi (front stance), kokutsu-dachi (back stance), and kiba-dachi (horse stance).
The roundhouse kick (mawashigeri) is one of the basic kicks that all karate practitioners learn early on in their training. This video breaks down how to perform the roundhouse kick step-by-step.
In karate, the front kick (maegeri) is probably the most important and most used of any kick. In this video the mechanics of the front kick are demonstrated, and several methods of practice are suggested.
This video shows the important points of the reverse punch (gyakuzuki). The punch is performed on the spot and also moving forwards. Hip movement, in particular, is emphasized.
This video presents the key points of the front punch or lunge punch (oizuki) and explains the hip position, the role of the back leg and when to release the power of the punch for maximum effect.
In this video the key points of the basic straight punch (chokuzuki) are presented in detail for the beginner karate student.