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New Student Information
    How to truly train Karate & Understand it
   
Dojo Rules & Guidelines

KATA References
    Kihon Kata
   
Fukyu Kata
   
Naihanchi Kata
   
Pinan Kata
   
Passai Sho & Dai Kata
   
Kusanku Sho & Dai Kata
   
Chinto Kata
   
Gojushiho Kata
   
Shugoro no Kata Gorin
   
About Bunkai

History of Shorin Ryu ShorinKan Karate

Karate Terminology

Kihon Waza - Technical Study

Belt Rank Curriculum Sheets

Event Calendar Bryan Dojo

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KIHON WAZA - BREAD AND BUTTER OF KARATE

Kihon Waza are the fundamental techniques you learn when studying Karate. It has been proven that a good Karate person is only as great as their foundational techniques. This basically means that no matter how long you study Karate you will still always practice your Kihon. Our study of Kihon is broken down into the following segments:

Striking: This involves all techniques done with the hands, elbows and fingers.

Kicking: This involves all the techniques done with the legs, feet and knees.

Stances: This is the study of power generation through proper use of body alignment in our stances.

Blocking: This is the study of how to block, redirect or parry an attack before a counter is applied.

Application of Kihon: This is the study where to strike, what to hit with and when to apply Kihon techniques against an assailant for maximum effectiveness in self defense.

Although we have taken great care to list out our Kihon Waza it is important to note that there will always be new ways found to perform them. For example a Kihon technique in our arsenal is the Side Kick. This same kick can be applied in several forms such as jumping, spinning and retreating. Regardless of those items if one fails to develop the simple side kick by itself then the other methods will always fail. A good student will always practice their foundational Kihon daily.

Beginners often get dismayed with the full list but remember that Karate study takes time. You don't have to learn them all at once. Enjoy your journey, work on each one and build them "step by step" and "one by one".