Reference: A reference of the essential BASIC Techniques in traditional Karate.
Education: To help for preparing grades examinations for the Shotokan style of Karate.
Our aim is to help you do more easily your first steps into Karate.
This is a simple and no-frill application that we offer to Karate professors, coaches and parents as a useful educational tool that can be downloaded for free by their white belts students and beginners.
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iKata is a completely downloaded app, therefore it can be used everywhere and without any connection required.
In this Basic version, the following Shotokan techniques are included :
1. Basic Stands: Zenkutsu Dachi, Kokutsu Dachi, Kiba Dachi.
2. Advanced Stands: Fudo Dachi, Nekoashi Dachi, and an overview of more traditional positions.
3. Basic Techniques: Punches (Tsuki), Defenses (Uke), with their different levels of application.
4. Skilled Techniques: Hands (Te), Basic Kicks (Geri), and an overview of more advanced kicks.
5. Kata for Beginners: Heian Shodan (the first official Kata that white belts need to learn).
6. Traditional Kata: a superior form selected from the iKATA PRO collection.
About the pedagogy: The author is PhD in Sports Sciences specialized in High-Performance Sports Coaching with a solid knowledge of international Kata competitions and in addition to a personal interest on very traditional Japanese Budôs.
Associated to this app: Please have a look to iKata Pro version for a complete collection of traditional Katas (iKata Pro app includes all the Katas for beginners AND advanced levels).