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After studying the shorei-ryu and shorin-ryu styles of karate in Okinawa, Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) simplified the movements and, in 1921, introduced karate to mainland Japan. By 1939, Gichin Funakoshi had built his first official karate dojo and called it the House of Shoto (Funakoshi’s pen name), or Shotokan.

In this set of karate videos, Kyle Funakoshi, the blood relative of karate’s founder, explains the importance of karate and demonstrates three important foundational techniques of shotokan: the front kick to reverse punch, the reverse punch to front kick and the fake to back combinations.

Another triple sweep of combination karate skills is featured in three videos by Colbey Northcutt. This karateka, who was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 2009 Competitor of the Year, demonstrates side-kick, round-kick and hook-kick combinations.

And what better way to round off the karate videos than with one of America’s early pioneers of karate, Fumio Demura (Black Belt Hall of Fame 1969 Karate Sensei of the Year and 1975 Martial Artist of the Year) demonstrating his patented bo, kama and sai kobudo weapon skills.

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  1. How Tai Sabaki Works in Karate Moves (Part 1)

    How Tai Sabaki Works in Karate Moves (Part 1)

    In this exclusive video, instructor Joe Mirza delves into tai sabaki — a concept found in the heian shodan — and how it functions in shotokan karate.
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  2. Spar Like a Shotokan Champion as Kyle Funakoshi Shows You Lightning-Fast Karate Fakes, Kicks and Sweeps!

    Spar Like a Shotokan Champion as Kyle Funakoshi Shows You Lightning-Fast Karate Fakes, Kicks and Sweeps!

    With more than 30 years experience in the martial arts, Gichin Funakoshi’s fifth cousin, Kyle Funakoshi, serves as part of a new generation of masters who’ve cultivated speed and accuracy in the finest traditions of their ancestors.
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  3. Kyokushin Techniques: Kenji Yamaki Demonstrates Karate Moves From His 2-DVD Full-Contact Karate Techniques Set

    Kyokushin Techniques: Kenji Yamaki Demonstrates Karate Moves From His 2-DVD Full-Contact Karate Techniques Set

    In this excerpt from Kenji Yamaki’s Full-Contact Karate: Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Physical Conditioning 2-DVD set, the 100-man-kumite survivor shows you two counters for the one-two punch.
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  4. New Full-Contact Karate DVDs by Kenji Yamaki Will Feature Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Martial Arts Conditioning

    New Full-Contact Karate DVDs by Kenji Yamaki Will Feature Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Martial Arts Conditioning

    You may have seen karate master Kenji Yamaki in the 1989 Dolph Lundgren film The Punisher, in which he portrayed a Yakuza member. You may have seen him on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Black Belt. You may have seen him teaching students at his Yamaki Karate
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  5. Colbey Northcutt: Round-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt: Round-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt competes in the toughest sport-karate arenas on the planet: five-star and AAA-rated open tournaments. She’s been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 2009 Competitor of the Year, so she obviously knows what she’s doing. In fact, she was featured in the August 2010 issue
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  6. Colbey Northcutt: Hook-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt: Hook-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt competes in the toughest sport-karate arenas on the planet: five-star and AAA-rated open tournaments. She’s been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 2009 Competitor of the Year, so she obviously knows what she’s doing. In fact, she was featured in the August 2010 issue
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  7. Colbey Northcutt: Side-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt: Side-Kick Combination

    Colbey Northcutt competes in the toughest sport-karate arenas on the planet: five-star and AAA-rated open tournaments. She’s been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 2009 Competitor of the Year, so she obviously knows what she’s doing. In fact, she was featured in the August 2010 issue
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  8. Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid – Film Trailer

    Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid – Film Trailer

    This 2010 feature from Columbia Pictures features Jaden Smith as 12-year-old Dre Parker and martial arts action legend Jackie Chan as Dre’s kung fu teacher, Mr. Han. This update of the 1984 classic is set in Beijing, China, and will reportedly borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied
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  9. Shotokan Karate Fake to Back Kick – Kyle Funakoshi

    Shotokan Karate Fake to Back Kick – Kyle Funakoshi

    Shotokan karate expert Kyle Funakoshi (a relative of the great Gichin Funakoshi!) demonstrates a fake to a back kick! See more techniques in the January 2010 issue of Black Belt!


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  10. Shotokan Karate Front Kick to Reverse Punch

    Shotokan Karate Front Kick to Reverse Punch

    Shotokan karate expert Kyle Funakoshi (a relative of the great Gichin Funakoshi!) demonstrates a front kick / reverse punch technique with amazing speed!


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