Instructional Video's

The below video's demonstrate how to tie you Karate belt (Obi) correct and also the the Dojo etiquette required by all students

How to Tie your Belt (Obi)

Dojo Etiquette

Shotokan Kata

Kata (literally translates to  "form") is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced solo .Karate Kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form. The kata is not intended as a literal depiction of a mock fight, but as a display of transition and flow from one posture and movement to another, teaching the student proper form and position, and encouraging them to visualise different scenarios for the use of each motion and technique. Karateka interpret the moves in Kata and try to understand how they could be used in practical application, a practice known as bunkai. There are various kata, each with many minor variations.  The most basic is Kihon Kata followed by the five Heian (Peaceful Mind) Kata - Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan and Hiean Godan.

The below videos show the first six Kata demonstrated by Sensei Paul James (KUGB ex Kata Champion at regional, National and International's level).

Kihon Kata

Heian Shodan

Heian Nidan

Heian Sandan

Heian Yondan

Heian Godan

Home Study Video's

Due to the need to temporarily close the Dojo, I an publishing a set of instructional video's that will allow students to train while they cannot attend the Dojo.  Please remember to ensure you have enough space to train safely.

Basic Blocks, correct lines and timing

Basic Blocks - Part 2

Kanku Dai - Part 1

Kanku Dai - Part 2

Kanku Dai - Part 3