My Approach

My online Coaching Sessions are conducted in accordance with the following five perspectives

01 Karate Values

Karate is both a martial art and a way of life that helps a karate practitioner to find peace within  his/her inner self.  For self defense, traditional karate aims at taking down an opponent with a single blow through targeted strength (kime), distance management (maai), speed, flexibility, mobility, and control of the attack.  True karate is based on Bushido which dictates that the practitioner should develop the body, the mind, and the spirit.

A Shotokan Karate Practitioner will trains in accordance with:

(a) The Twenty Precepts of Karate laid out by Grandmaster Sensei Funakoshi Gichin

(b) The Dojo Kun developed by Senior Instructors

The Dojo Kun represents five precepts which all JKA members commit to memorize and repeat out loud in each session because this process reminds students of the right attitude and state of mind to strive for both within the dojo, and outside.

Hitotsu, Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character

Hitotsu, Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Be sincere

Hitotsu, Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do

Hitotsu, Reigi o omonzuru koto
Respect others

Hitotsu, ,Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto
Develop self-control

02 Agility, Control, Flexibility, and Strength

03 Kihon

Kihon represents basic techniques of Karate focusing on the proper form, coordination and balance to work on improving your techniques during kumite. We usually practice one move or combination of moves. For example:

Sample Kihon 1 – Beginner Kihon exercise

Sample Kihon 2 – Intermediate Kihon exercise

Sample Kihon 3 – Advanced Kihon exercise

04 Kata

Kata refers to a detailed choreographed pattern of karate movements made to be practiced alone or in group.

Listed below are shotokan Katas:

(Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Level)

(Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Kata)

05 Kumite

Kumite means the part of karate in which a person trains and fights against an adversary to practice a technique and/or in competition.