Chidokan Karate-Do is a style of Karate that originated from Shotokan Karate-Do. Many of the training techniques, kata and kihon are identical or very similar to those seen in most other Karate Dojos.
Our style focuses on building a strong foundation through kihon exercises and kata training. When Sasaki Sensei created Chidokan, he borrowed and developed a number of techniques and exercises that are a fairly unique to our style.
The details of these techniques, exercises and kata are for Chidokan students only, but if you want a sneak peek, drop us a line and we'll see what we can send you.
Kihon exercises can be done by yourself and with a partner. Examples of some kihon exercises are:
- Kihon Kata
- Sonaba Geri
Our kata syllabus covers the following kata
- Taikoyoku kata (1,2,3)
- Heian kata (1,2,3,4,5)
- Tekki kata (1,2,3)
- Bassai Dai
We practice bunkai (applications of the moves) in two person drills, bags and focus mitts.
We practice kata-based sparring, where we apply kata principles in sparring. This is done in a safe environment. This practice helps embed kata-fighting principles and prepares the student for a self-defence situations.