Shotokan is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, powerful techniques as well as developing speed. Initially you will develop your strength and power as you progress to a much more fluid style that incorporates grappling, throwing and joint locking jiu-jitsu-like techniques.
Build Strength & Power You build overall strength and explosive power through out your body.
Health In Body & Mind Escape from your work week and rediscover a sense of wholeness as you train.
Protect Yourself & Family Discover the security that comes from being able to protect those you care about.
Learn At Your Pace You're busy and life can get in the way. We made this program flexible so you can train at the pace that fits your life.
Complete Comprehensive Training You will have everything you need to go from white to black belt.
Earn Accredited Rank You will take challenging tests submitted to a real instructor so you can earn and be proud of your rank.
Quality Instruction Your teacher is 6th dan black belt, Jon Hodge, who has taugh for over 20 years, so you will be learning from the best.
Stream From Multiple Devices Access your courses from any device so you can take your training with you on the go.
Supportive Community You will be joining the ranks of over 1000 students from around the world working toward similar goals and encouraging each other along the way.
Take the guesswork out of training. Every single belt level is laid out step-by-step and is easy to follow. In this course, not only will you learn every single technique (kihon), self defense movement (kumite), and pre-arranged form (kata), but you will reach new levels of physical fitness, control, and energy.
Introduction You will learn about the style, how to use the course, about Japanese terms, and how to succeed.
Basic Techniques (Kihon) Stances, Punches, Strikes, Blocks, and Kicks are all instructed (with correct Japanese terminology), and drills.
Self Defense (Kumite) You will learn Ippon, Sanbon, Gohon, Kaeshi, Jiyu Ippon, and Jiyu Kumite. Which are all different fighting forms.
Forms (Kata) All kata(s) from white to black are instructed, just as Funakoshi taught them (the founder of shotokan).
Complete Classes Each belt level includes a 30 minute class. This is just like attending a real class at Sensei Jon's dojo.
Practice Drills After a detailed instruction of each technique, there is an included practice drill to get more repetition.
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