Karate Kihon Techniques

On this page you can find anything related to the subject Kihon. All Karate Kihon techniques such as punching, striking and kicking are explained and shown through video clips and pictures. The techniques shown are performed by Shotokan practitioners but are also common in other Karate styles such as Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu or Goju-Ryu.

Stances (Dachi)

Learn more about all Karate stances. How do they look? What are their names? Learn more details and how you can practice your stances.

Blocks (Uke)

What kind of blocks are there in Karate? What are their names? How do you execute these blocks. Learn more in this section. 

Proper Blocking

How do you execute Karate blocks to make them more effective? What details do you need to consider?  Learn more in this section. 

Strikes (Uchi Waza)

What are strikes? How many are there? What are their names? Click here to learn more about Karate strikes.

Kicks (Keri Waza)

What kind of kicks are there in Karate? What are their names? How do you execute them? Click here if you want to learn more about kicking and how to improve your kicking techniques.

Hand and/or Fist Techniques

(Tsuki and/or Te Waza)

How can you use your hands to make deadly weapons out of them? Te Waza is all about it. 

Kamae Waza (Defensive Position)

How do you defend yourself? You need Kamae Waza. How do you put pressure onto the opponent without getting hit? You need Kamae Waza. Click here to learn more.

Kihon Combinations & Drills

Get some inspiration on how to use your Kihon techniques in drills and combinations. Enjoy and have some fun.

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