In this course you will be introduced to the basic skills needed
in foundational Kenpo Karate. These skills include basic stances, basic blocks and strikes
using both hands and feet.
Karate Basics Level 1 is recommended for students of any age who have had an
interest in martial arts but perhaps have never studied or may have taken some
lessons and would like a refresher course to brush up on fundamentals. This
course it very basic and at an introductory level.
The only requirements needed for this course is the ability
to understand and follow instruction in the English language both verbally and
written. Other requirements are to have an open mind to the information
presented and to have fun with learning.
I’ve been studying martial arts for over 30 years and in that time I’ve
had the privilege of training in various styles such as Kenpo Karate, Shotokan,
jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Boxing.
During this time I noticed that stances, striking, blocking,
positioning and movement are the foundations common to Kenpo and many
other traditional styles. This basic knowledge is a requirement to truly understanding the
self-defense concepts of any traditional martial art.
Having a good understanding of these
fundamentals will improve your ability to perform many techniques effectively and
progress through Kenpo Karate or any of the various versions of Karate.
This course is designed for the absolute beginner or any
student who is looking for a refresher course on the basics of Kenpo Karate.
This introductory level course would be the
equivalent of training for 2-3 weeks with an instructor at a local martial arts center.
This course is set up in an easy to follow format. It's
setup in a progressive manner containing 3 main sections which are broken down
into smaller subsections.
Each subsection contains information, commentary and tips and in some areas I've included breakdowns
of positions and body alignment diagrams.
In this course you'll learn basic stances, hand strikes,
blocks and kicks. We'll use some basic drills to reinforce and help you practice what you learn. As you progress through this course you'll be shown some basic techniques to help you better understand
the application of your new skills.
These techniques are for instructional purposes only
and not meant to be used exclusively as combative strategies. These techniques can be
practiced with or without a partner.
At the end of this course you will be able to perform the
basic positions and movements used in Kenpo Karate and have a general understanding of
the applications of those movements.
This course will take the mystery out of learning martial
arts and bring it down to a basic level using easy to follow steps and
Keep in mind that practicing often and consistently will help you better improve your skills.