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Ten No Kata http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/ten_no_kata

The names and movements for the basic Ten No Kata drill are described. TEN NO KATA Chudan Oi-Zuki Jodan Oi-Zuki Chudan Gyaku-Zuki Jodan Gyaku-Zuki Gedan-Barai, Chudan... More


Karate Terminalogy http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/karate_terminalogy

KARATE TERMINOLOGY Counting Ichi (ee chee) 1 Ni (nee) 2 San (san) 3 Shi (shee) 4 Go (go) 5 Roku (ro kew) 6 Shichi (shee chee) 7 Hachi (ha chee) 8 Ku (koo) 9 Ju... More


What is Karate? http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/what_is_karate

The literal translation of the word Karate means "empty hands." This refers to the fact that Karate originated as a system of unarmed self-defense using only the hands, feet,... More


Your First Day in the Dojo http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/first_day

You are about to undergo a unique experience, for Karate is more than physical combat. While it builds your body, it enriches your mind and deepens your spirit. As one writer... More


Your Uniform http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/uniform

Gi The gi is the name of the uniform traditionally worn by those engaged in Karate. Even more than a uniform, it is an instructional aid. By wearing a gi, beginners immediately... More


Dojo Rules http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/dojo_rules

These are the basic rules of the Dojo: Always display good manners in the Dojo. Bow upon entering and leaving the training floor and Dojo entrance and say OSS! Strongly. Bow to... More


Kata http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/kata

Kata is an important part of karate training. Each Kata consists of a series of blocks and counter attacks designed to ward off an imaginary opponent. In order to become... More


Taikyoku Shodan http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/taikyoku_shodan

Taikyoku Shodan: A Schematic Diagram Taikyoku Shodan is the first formal kata that must be learned in Shotokan Karate. The figure below is a diagram of the movements involved in... More


Information For Special Training http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/special_training_information

Student Passports All purple, brown, and black belt students who are 16 years of age or older, must have a student passport before they attend special training events. If you do... More


Kumite http://www.takahashidojo.com/permalink/kumite

Kumite involves the utilization of blocks, kicks and punches in a sparring situation. Control and safety are of the utmost importance during kumite training. Students are taught... More