How to choose a Martial Arts School

In this video Sensei Norm explains some of the things you should do when looking for a martial arts school to begin your training or for your children. A great book to help with choosing a martial art and helping to find the right dojo is, The Parent’s Guide to the Martial Arts. Purchase The Parent’s Guide to the Martial Arts here: Sensei Norm has and extensive library of Martial Arts books....

Wall training

Using a wall is a great way to help with improving your techniques. Using a wall to help with alignment or to keep your elbows in is only a couple of the things that you can do. There are many that were not included.

Karate with a Chair – Part 2

Using a chair can be a great training assistant. Here you can use a chair to practice some simple training drills. These drills are very simple and be fun. Just remember that it is more about learning the motions than being a great training partner for sweeps.

Karate with a Chair – Part 1

Practicing karate at home should not only be fun but should give you a decent work out. This video shows you a few drills you can practice with a cheap piece of equipment that you can get from your kitchen.

Kata, Bunkai, Oyo and Enbu

In this video, we talk about Kata, Bunkai, Oyo and Enbu.What are they?What are there differences and similarities? What are they? First kata. Kata is a series of techniques, steps, turns, etc. They are designed to help us practice how to do something. Kata is not just a martial arts idea. Whenever, you do something that has a routine to it, you are doing kata. So when you wash your clothes...

Heian Shodan in small spaces

Hi everyone and welcome to the first video from The Shotokan Chronicles. First of all it is not the best quality but it will get better. I am going to work on better quality and better dialogue. Here are two different ways to practice Heian Shodan from the comfort of your living room. It is good to train at home but even more important now that we are in lock down. Be sure to subscribe to my...

Teaser

The first content from The Shotokan Chronicles will be available in a few days. In the meantime, here is a little teaser. This is not the final intro for our video series. I just wanted to get something out to give everyone a taste of what I am hoping to do. I hope you enjoy. Remember to like and subscribe.