This video demonstrates and explains the moves of the kata Jion. Each move is presented in detail with a verbal explanation of the key points of the kata.
This video shows the SKIF version of the kata Enpi. The moves of the kata are explained and demonstrated step-by-step.
Kanku-Dai is one of the most important Shotokan katas, if not the most important. This video demonstrates each move of the kata step by step in detail.
Here is an explanation of the different moves in Bassai-Dai with a step by step demonstration of the kata.
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.