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
Hitotsu, Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do
Hitotsu, Reigi o omonzuru koto
Hitotsu, ,Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto
02 Agility, Control, Flexibility, and Strength
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
Kata refers to a detailed choreographed pattern of karate movements made to be practiced alone or in group.
Listed below are shotokan Katas: