Karate Fundamentals Level 1

Train Karate at your own pace, anytime and anywhere. Comes with a training manual with 6 different workouts.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

The Karate Fundamentals - Level 1 program contains a blend of Kihon (traditional technique), Budo (self defense), Kata (style figure) and Conditioning. Each technique is divided into several exercises and illustrated in various ways (camera angle, on screen display, voice over and speed variations).

The 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day training schedules assist practitioners to determine and plan their own learning pace. Each training schedule consists out of one or more (depending on the selected training schedule) workouts with a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

What are the requirements?

  • Comfortable (sport) clothing or a Karate Gi
  • A training partner for the Partner training drills (although the Karate Fundamentals Level 1 program contains Partner training drills, you could however also visualize a training partner while standing in front of a mirror).
  • A mirror for analyzing your technique and for shadowboxing
  • A punching bag (if you don’t want to make extra expenses, you can try to build one yourself; there are various tutorials available on the Internet)
  • A large kick / punching target (if you don’t want to make extra expenses, you can try to build one yourself; there are various tutorials available on the Internet)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform an effective warm up.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a straight punch in a natural stance.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a upward block in a natural stance.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a basic block.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a downward / sweeping block.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a groin kick.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform a front kick.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand when, why and how to rotate the hips.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand when and how to apply force and speed in each technique.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand when, why and how to breath properly.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to train shadowboxing in front of a mirror.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to position each technique (aiming / Maai) in free space and on a training partner.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand the movement pattern of the first part of the Taikyoko Shodan Kata.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Be familiar with the Japanese naming of techniques within this program.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Be familiar with the Japanese naming of techniques within this program.
  • After the Karate Fundamentals – Level 1 program the practitioner will: Understand how to perform an effective 20 minute workout by following the 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day training schedule.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners
  • Women/ Male/ Children
  • Advanced Karate practitioners who want to learn more about the practical value of Karate

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Training Manual
18 pages

Read the Training Manual carefully, since it contains explicit program information together with 5 different training schedules.

Section 2: Warm-up Routines
13:28

Content

- Hindu squat
- Hamstring strength & stretch flow
- Hamstring & Adductor strength & stretch flow
- Hip flexor & Hamstring stretch
- Figure 8 squat
- Child’s pose
- Camel pose strength & stretch flow
- Upward facing dog
- Hip rotation

05:16

Content

- Hip rotations
- Forward leg swings
- Cross forward leg swings
- Side leg swings
- Backward leg swings
- Figure 8 with arms
- Forearm rotations
- Punch preparations
- Shoulder rotations
- Shoulder & arm rotations
- Burpee crawls

Section 3: Lessons
06:51

Content

Kihon

- Natural stance / Hachiji Dachi
- The fist / Kobushi
- Straight punch / Choku Tsuki
- Upward block / Age Uke

Partner training drills

- Determine required distance (aiming) / Maai
- Block Kizami Tsuki with Age Uke

10:14

Content

Kihon

- Leading punch / Kizami Tsuki
- Reverse punch / Gyaku Tsuki
- Reverse low kick / Gyaku Mawashi Geri Gedan
- Determine required distance (aiming) / Maai

Budo

- Practical Palm hand block / Teisho Soto Uke

Solo training drills

- Shadowboxing with Kizami Tsuki and Gyaku Tsuki
- Punching bag training

Partner training drills

- Combinations with Teisho Soto Uke / Kizami Tsuki / Gyaku Tsuki / Kizami Mawashi Geri Gedan / Gyaku Mawashi Geri Gedan

09:24

Content

Kihon

- Natural stance / Hachiji Dachi
- Front kick / Mae Geri
- Groin kick / Gin Geri
- Fighting stance / Kamae
- Front kick with front leg / Kizami Mae Geri
- Groin kick with front leg / Kizami Gin Geri
- Withdraw / Hiki Ashi
- Determine required distance (aiming) / Maai

Solo training drills

- Shadowboxing with Mae Geri and Gin Geri

Partner training drills

- Target training with Gyaku Mae Geri and Gyaku Gin Geri

04:55

Content

Conditioning

Kihon

- Natural stance / Hachiji Dachi
- Downward-Sweeping block / Gedan Barai

Budo

- Practical Downward-Sweeping block / Teisho Gedan Uke

Solo training drills

- Shadowboxing with Kizami Teisho Gedan Uke, Gyaku Teisho Gedan Uke, Kizami Tsuki and Gyaku Tsuki

Partner training drills (Attack – Block – Counter)

- Block Kizami Mae Geri with Kizami Teisho Gedan Uke and counter attack with Gyaku Tsuki
- Block Gyaku Mae Geri with Gyaku Teisho Gedan Uke and counter attack with Gyaku Tsuki

08:53

Content

Kihon

- Natural stance / Hachiji Dachi
- Deep front stance / Zenkutsu Dachi
- 180 degree turn in Zenkutsu Dachi.

Kata

- Taikyoko Shodan

Partner training drills (Attack – Block – Counter)

- Block with Kizami Teisho Gedan Uke and counter attack with Gyaku Gin Geri
- Block with Kizami Teisho Gedan Uke and counter attack with Gyaku Mae Geri

Solo training drills

- Shadowboxing with Teisho Gedan Uke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki, Gin Geri and Mae Geri

04:54

Content

Conditioning

- Burpee crawls
- Push ups
- Hindu squats
- Hamstring & Adductor strength & stretch flow

Section 4: Cool down
07:58

Content

- Shoulder & Arm rotations
- Hip rotations
- Hamstring - Adductor strength & stretch flow
- Hip flexor & Hamstring stretch
- Camel pose strength & stretch flow
- Child’s pose
- Upward facing dog

Section 5: Do you speak Karate?
15 questions

Do you understand the Japanese Karate Jargon? Answer the following questions and find our more!

Section 6: Wrap-up

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Instructor Biography

Sebastiaan Vondenhoff, Online Karate Trainer

Hi, I'm Sebastiaan Vondenhoff... one of the founders of Online Karate Trainer. I have a 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate and am a Fitness Instructor (specialized in Functional Fitness).

Together with my Martial Arts trainer and good friend Roger Alken (5th Dan in Shotokan Karate) I've created a blended learning approach for Online Karate Trainer. Our various instructional videos will allow you to train Karate at your own pace, anytime and anywhere.

All of our programs are devided into small training sessions of only 20 minutes each and come with a 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day training schedule, giving you the freedom to plan your own training days and yet still book results!

Our programs are a mixture of Kyokushin and Shotokan Karate, and Muay Thai techniques. We strongly emphasize on the practical value of technique (e.g. in our ABC drills) in general. This is because we believe that this is more realistic in everyday life and in fact a lot easier to master without a (non-digital) teacher in front of you. That being said all Kihon (basic technique) and Kata (style figures) are Shotokan based.

Instructor Biography

Roger Alken, Online Karate Trainer

Hi, I'm Roger Alken... one of the founders of Online Karate Trainer. I have a 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate and am a fulltime Martial Arts trainer (Shotokan and Kyokushin Karate and Muay Thai) in have my own dojo's in the Netherlands.

I was a member of the Dutch Karate Team from 1988 till 1994. Here are some of my results during my Karate career:

  • National Junior Champion in 1988.
  • National Junior Champion in 1989.
  • Gold Medal winner during the Open English Karate Championships in 1991.
  • Gold Medal winner during the Open Danish Karate Championships in 1993.
  • Bronze Medal winner during the World Games (Den Hague) in 1993.
  • Open Dutch Champion heavy weights in 1994.

I'm an official Karate trainer and Dan degree examinator in the Karate-Do Bond Nederland (Dutch Karate Organization) and was the official coach for the Dutch Junior and Cadettes selection.

Together with fellow Martial Artist, Functional Fitness trainer and good friend Sebastiaan Vondenhoff (4th Dan in Shotokan Karate) I've created a blended learning approach for Online Karate Trainer. Our various instructional videos will allow you to train Karate at your own pace, anytime and anywhere.

All of our programs are devided into small training sessions of only 20 minutes each and come with a 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day training schedule, giving you the freedom to plan your own training days and yet still book results!

Our programs are a mixture of Kyokushin and Shotokan Karate, and Muay Thai techniques. We strongly emphasize on the practical value of technique (e.g. in our ABC drills) in general. This is because we believe that this is more realistic in everyday life and in fact a lot easier to master without a (non-digital) teacher in front of you. That being said all Kihon (basic technique) and Kata (style figures) are Shotokan based.

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