If knocked down 7 times, get up 8 times - Japanese saying

Student Support

Information sheet for Students, KKC Brochure (including Japanese/English Terminology), Grading syllabus tri-fold leaflet (to 3rd kyu), Brown and Black belt guide to the syllabus, kata reminder sheets and kumite reminder sheets are available from Sensei - Please ask for details.  To KKC Students - If you have any queries/questions regarding your training or the club syllabus/training programme or Shotokan Karate etc. please ask either at the dojo (before or after your session) or send Sensei an email.

Please find some links to useful clips for Kata, Kumite and Kihon. 
If some of the links no longer work  -  You can search by name of kata and sensei e.g. "heian nidan kanazawa", or "heian yondan shotokan sensei". 

Scroll down to see links under relevant headings.

Kihon (Basic techniques and Combinations)

  Te-waza (Hand techniques)

  Ashi-waza (Leg/Foot techniques)

Kata (Forms)

  Kihon (basic training kata, also known as Taikyoku Shodan kata)
  Heian Shodan       Commentary        Heian Shodan !
  Heian Nidan         Commentary
  Heian Sandan       Commentary
  Heian Yondan       Commentary
  Heian Godan        Commentary
  Tekki-Shodan        Commentary      Bunkai          More

  Bassai-Dai         Commentary        Additional       More  
  Kanku-Dai         Commentary        Bunkai 
  Enpi                 Commentary        Bunkai
  Jion                 Commentary        Team Bunkai          Team Kata

  Jitte                 Commentary
  Hangetsu          Commentary
  Tekki-Nidan        Commentary
  Bassai-Sho        Commentary
  Kanku-Sho        Commentary
  Gankaku           Commentary

  Sochin               Commentary
  Tekki-Sandan      Commentary
  Chinte               Commentary
  Ji'in                   Commentary
  Nijushiho            Commentary       More

  Meikyo                Commentary
  Unsu                  Commentary
  Wankan              Commentary
  Gojushiho-Dai       Commentary            NB. SKIF/Kanawaza (not JKA)
  Gojushiho-Sho      Commentary            NB. SKIF/Kanawaza (not JKA)

Kumite (Sparring / Training drills)

  Gohon-Kumite (5-step attack and defense) - This link shows jodan-oizuki/age-uke & chudan-oizuki/soto-ude-uke attacks/defense, chudan-oizuki/uchi-uke & mae-gare/gedan-barai are also practised.
  Sanbon-Kumite Number 1 & 2 (3-step attack and defense)
  Sanbon-Kumite Number 3 (Number 4 & 5 are also included)
  (Kihon-) Ippon-Kumite (Basic 1-step attack and defense) :-    (Some variations may be taught)
        - Jodan (defences 1-6)
        - Chudan (defences 1-6)
        - Mae-gari (defences 1-6)
        - Yoko-gari-Kekomi (defences 1-3)
        - Mawashi-gari (defences 1-3)
  Jiyu-ippon-kumite (Semi-freestyle-1-step attack and defense) :-
        - Jodan
        - Chudan
        - Mae-gari
        - Yoko-gari-Kekomi
        - Mawashi-gari
        - Ushiro-gari
        - Kzami-zuki
        - Gyaku-zuki
  Jyju-kumite (freestyle) :-
          - Enoeda  v  Kanazawa
          - H.Kanzawa v K.Enoeda
          - WKF Kumite Men's ~2019
          - WKF Kumite Women's 2022
          - Karate at The Olympics 2020
          - Young Karateka 2019


Complete Guide to Shotokan Karate - Volume 1
Complete Guide to Shotokan Karate - Volume 2
Complete Guide to Shotokan Karate - Volume 3

Mastering Shotokan Karate - Te-Waza
Mastering Shotokan Karate - Ashi-Waza

Hirokazu Kanazawa - Interview & Demonstration
Hirokazu Kanazawa - Interview