In addition to being combat postures, stances also play a major role of keeping the body balanced and stable. Stances are of three main types: side, back, and front. To master them you need to ensure that the position of your feet, knees, and hips comes together to create the right base. Correct practice of stances aids in strengthening legs and hips.


Karate strikes are made with the following parts of the body: Front and back of the fist, the outside edge of a closed hand, finger tips, finger joints, outside and inside edges of an open hand, and palm of the hand near the wrist

For a karate strike to be effective, you should use a fast, snappy whip-like action. You should also ensure that you have the correct tension in the striking surface.


A Karate kick relies on good balance, stable stance, and flexibility. The … Read the rest