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Shotokan Kata Picker

Have you ever had a problem picking a kata to work on?  Today, I am going to show you a neat little website that will take the help you. There are times when I am practicing on my own that I struggle deciding which of the Shotokan Katas I want to work on. This neat little website will take the guess work out of it. This website, kata-picker.maritimeikd.com will help you out. I will put a...

Different types of Learners and How to Help Them!

Martial Arts training is like any other activity that has a teacher or coach and students. To provide the best possible service for those students, instructors need to know what kind of learners they are dealing with and be ready to accommodate them. The 4 learning types are easy to recognise and adapt to.

Review of Karate-Do: The Movie (2019)

In this video, Sensei Norm reviews, Karate-Do: The Movie Nicki Wright is a troubled 23 year old. After finishing rehab and getting in a fight, her mom sends her to live with her dad, who abandoned her when she was young. Her father, Cliff, teaches her the meaning of Karate which sends her on a journey. Her journey takes her through Kendo, Aikido, Judo and Karate training and gives her a new...

Reflex Ball Review & Giveaway

The Shotokan Chronicles is giving away a Walmeck Reflex Ball set. The contest will end on August 1, 2020. The set includes: 1 * Black Reflect Ball (beginner) 1 * Red Reflect Ball (advanced) 1 * Sweat Band 2 * Elastic Band 1 * Threading Tool It is really easy to enter this contest, only four simple steps. STEP 1: Like and Repost this link.STEP 2: Subscribe to The Shotokan Chronicles on YouTube....

Uke Waza: Understanding Blocking

In this video Sensei Norm demonstrates the proper way to perform the 5 basic Shotokan karate blocks. Age uke, Soto uke, Uchi uke, Shuto uke and Gedan berai. He explains proper points of contact, finishing position and other points to help improve your blocking techniques.