Kihon

Kihon (基本) means “basics” or “fundamentals. It describes a mod of practice which focuses on the teaching of the foundational principles and techniques of Shotokan. At the center of kihon stands the right execution of […]

Kihon Ippon Kumite

Kihon ippon kumite (基本一本組み手) means basic (kihon) kumite with the focus on one attack and an immediate block and counter. In gohon and sanbon kumite a sequence of forward and backward steps becomes executed. Kihon […]

Kime

Kime (決め) means “to decide”, “focus of power”, or “to finish”. It refers to the intentional sudden tension of body in the final moment of a technique. Kime aims on the transmission of ones own […]