Manhattan Beach
Traditional Shotokan Karate



        

 

Updated 3/30/2020       

 

We are working aggressively to update our on-line, stay at home classes.

We will demonstrate how Traditional Shotokan's Karate (Karate-Do) Lessons apply to all things at all times.

We have an incredible global network of instructors we encourage input from you to set up a program to help EVERYONE!

Together we can help.

Please continue to check in as we accelerate our program.

At first it will be a bit crude. But we need to start. Then as we can we will fill in and polish.

 

Please email us each day that you've logged in and taken a lesson.

Send us a pic and or video of something you've been working on at home. Just to show, to get feed back.

 

 

2nd Lesson

 

Our Method

Condensed - Beginner - Introduction  

 

1). You walk in

The lessons: 

To beware before you enter a space. To be on time - (Students are supposed to wait for sensei not sensei wait for students).

"To be prepared" with ones materials - pants, top and belt, neat and clean, folded when not in use. To not disrupt an on going class - again to be aware when entering a space.

 

 

 

2). You put your shoes away

The lessons:

Shoes on the shoe rack - The concept of being organized and orderly. Everything has a place and to leave room for others. The concept of self and others. To keep track and take care of ones possessions.

 

3). You have a seat

The lessons:

We sit in a way everyone now knows as "social distancing" The first person gets the King/ Queen Seat - "The Early Bird gets the Worm". The next person skips a space and takes one of two on either side. then the next takes the other space. We continue then fill in.  - We have always practiced this. - Now you see how it applies in the realm of "social distancing".

Criss Cross your legs and sit up. -The criss cross position is a hip stretch and the"sit up' is a back strengthener.

Pre meditation to prepared oneself for the task at hand.

 

4). "The Lesson here is a Dojo is supposed to be clean."

The lessons: Hygiene with cleaning the Dojo floor as the main example - Then we expand the concept.

Everyday the students observe me as I clean the floor.

When I finish I prompt the students to blurt out "the lesson here is a dojo is supposed to be clean".

Rest and relaxation, deep meditation, proper hygiene, and a positive attitude were important to the samurai.

While it should be obvious that these are important for everyone, most people sacrifice these areas to do more work faster.

 

 

5). We line up - Beginning Meditation

The lessons:

 To move  (converge) in an orderly fashion.

To respect seniors.

To have a sense of team.

The meditation to prepare one for the task at hand.

We bow to give thanks for all we have.

We bow to greet the sensei.

 

6). We spread out

The lessons:

To move (disperse) out in an orderly fashion. - "Again Social Distancing."

7). The physical exercise

The lessons:

Categories

The lessons:

Loosen up - mobility in all directions.

Pick your instructor for the Warm Up

The Stages:

To Be aware

 

Agility - to be nimble

To Avoid

Here is one exercise where we practice 'social distancing"

How to fall

How to get up

To fight

To get away

 

8). We Line up

The lessons:

 To  move (converge) in an orderly fashion.

To respect seniors.

To have a sense of team.

The meditation to reflect on what we have accomplished, what we have learned and what we need to do to keep the sense of self improvement.

If everyone self improves then society is better.

 

 

9). We say "good bye" Ending Meditation

The lessons:

We bow to give thanks for all we have.

We bow to say thank you and good bye to the sensei.

 

 

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2nd Lesson Expanded - Advanced more indepth

 

Our Method

 

1). You walk in

The lessons:

 

 

2). You put your shoes away

The lessons:

 

3). You have a seat

The lessons:

 

4). "The Lesson here is a Dojo is supposed to be clean."

The lessons:

 

5). We line up

 

6). We spread out

 

7). The physical exercise

 

Categories

 

 

8). We Line up

 

9). We say "good bye"