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What stretches should be done before performing Shotokan kata?

Stretching is somewhat of a personal thing, however there are a couple things to know. There are four different types of stretching, each with their own recommendations and hazards. Static stretching -...
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Cross Training Judo with Shotokan Karate

I will answer as a hobby historian of Japanese martial arts and a Judo practitioner and instructor for almost 20 years who also trained in BJJ, Okinawan karate, and several other arts. Judo and ...
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Cross Training Judo with Shotokan Karate

You'll probably have no difficulty learning Karate and Judo at the same time. The danger in studying more than one martial art at the same time is that you can confuse the two. When the martial arts ...
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