November 23, 2012

Improve Your Kumite




Gohon Kumite
Gohom Kumite Videos
Sanbon Kumite
Sanbon Kumite Videos
Kihon Ippon Kumite
Kihon Ippon Kumite Videos
Freestyle Kihon Ippon Kumite
Jiyu Ippon Kumite
Jiyu Ippon Kumite Video
Jiyu Kumite
Kaichi Ippon Kumite
Happo Kumite
Ichikoma Kumite
Randori Kumite
Tactical Behavior (Go no Sen, Sen No Sen, Sen Sen no Sen)
Kumite Footwork
Sweeping exercises
Sweeping Sample Videos Page 1
Sweeping Sample Videos Page 2
Timing Exercises
Distance Exercises
Kabe Kumite (Wall Kumite)
Set Up
Positioning towards the Opponent
Mental & Physical Pressure
Kumite Tactics for (Foot) Techniques & Free Sparring


November 15, 2012

Book Shotokan Myths

About the Author

Yokota Sensei has extensive martial arts experience. Not only does he have over 46 years of Shotokan Karate experience, he has also studied other styles of karate such as Goju-Ryu and Kyokushinkai, as well as Judo and Ki; his Kobudo weapons experience includes Nunchaku and Sai. Yokota Sensei started studying the martial arts in 1960 at the age of 13 when he joined the Judo club at the Hyogo Prefecture Police station. Yokota Sensei then switched his martial arts training to karate in 1964 when he joined the JKA dojo in Kobe Japan. In the 70's, Yokota Sensei became a full time instructor at the ISKF Philadelphia dojo where he taught and competed. He returned to Japan and completed his instructor's training in 1983 under the late Master Jun Sugano, 9th dan, JKA Vice Chairman. Yokota Sensei was the champion of Hyogo Prefecture Championship in 1981 and 1982, and he represented Hyogo prefecture at the JKA All National Championship in Tokyo during those years. Yokota Sensei attained all his dan ranks up to Go-dan from JKA. After switching to JKS, the late Master Tetsuhiko Asai granted him Roku-dan. Sensei Yokota received his Nana-dan and Hachi-dan from WJKA (World Japan Karate Association). The WUKO (World Unite Karate Organization) also recently granted him Hachi-dan. He holds the positions of Technical Director and Shihankai member at WJKA. He is the Chief Instructor at Byakkokan Dojo in San Jose California and his passion is to propagate Asai-ryu Shotokan karate-do.

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October 29, 2012

Kyu & Dan Programs



Kyu & Dan Program

9th Kyu (white belt)
8th Kyu (yellow belt)
7th Kyu (orange belt)
6th Kyu (green belt)
5th Kyu (blue belt)
4th Kyu (purple belt)
3rd Kyu (brown belt 1)
2nd Kyu (brown belt 2)
1st Kyu ( brown belt 3)

Shodan (first degree black belt)
Nidan (second degree black belt)
Sandan (third degree black belt)


Kata Info




The 26 Shotokan Kata
Shotokan Kata Highlights & Important Techniques
Shotokan Kata Bunkai
Shotokan Kata Exercises
Shotokan Kata Enbusen
Shotokan Kata "no right" and "no left"
Shotokan Kata Ura
Shotokan Kata Names & Meanings
Shotokan Kata and their learning goals
Shito Ryu Kata
Kata Team
Kata Team Exercises