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

Kihon exercises can be done by yourself and with a partner. Examples of some kihon exercises are:

  • Kihon-Yon-Dosa
  • Kihon-Yon-Dosa
  • Uke-Dosa
  • Kihon Kata
  • Tai-Sabaki
  • Kara-Zuki
  • Sonaba Geri
  • Nanan-Dan-Geri
  • Happo-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
  • Empi
  • Kankudai
  • Hangetsu
  • Jion
  • Jitte
  • Gankaku

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.


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