Shotokan Karate Basics
Punching Techniques


Punching Techniques

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This video teaches the basic punching techniques taught to beginners in Japanese Shotokan Karate.  You will learn the most natural form and movement necessary to develop strong and powerful techniques. By learning proper form right from the beginning you will reduce the risk of injuring yourself from incorrect form.  This video outlines the most important concepts involved in making karate techniques powerful and effective. Each technique is demonstrated, broken down and explained in detail. After each technique the important points are reviewed. Techniques are shown from several angles and close-ups.

Included is step-in punch, triple punch, Jab, reverse punch, elbow strikes and backfist strikes.

Also included is a section on proper stretching and warm-ups. Demonstrated by Joel Ertl.