Shihan Manabu Murakami is known as a very elegant, swift, and quick fighter. He is a two times SKIF Kumite World Champion. Beside that he is an excellent teacher with amazing technical and didactic skills. He could display both while teaching an undergraduate class the Kata Heian Nidan at the Takudai Seminar 2018. The focus of his teaching was the right position of the shoulder blades which have to touch each other in order to create the kime (body tension).
Yoko Geri is the side kick in Karate. The execution of the kick requires the foot to travel in a straight line towards the target, making it a fast and strong attack. Shotokan Karate emphasizes […]
Have a look at this informative video by Kanazawa Shihan and Tanaka Shihan. It covers the basic stances in Shotokan Karate.
Some love it, some hate it. However, it does not matter what you think about it, the Makiwara is an integral training device for Shotokan Karate. Kime (jap. 決め), endurance, timing, precision, and hardening of […]