A core component of our practice is catching the moment an opponent decides to attack, and using that moment to launch your own “counter” attack. An opponent’s eyes, feeling, body language, and movements can all tip off when they’ve made the decision to attack, but picking up on these cues and acting on them takes […]
Steve (right) catching the moment and moving in with a jab, just as Khanda (left) begins to move in for an attack.
We had another great practice today working on combinations basics and sparring with partners. Great spirit all around!
We had a very spirited jiyu-ippon (free one attack) practice on Sunday. It was great to see such strong spirit and strong attacks!
Steve catches Ben with a front leg, front kick just as Ben begins his attack.
Andrew (right) on the verge of delivering a counter-attack to Mitch (left) in free one-attack kumite.
A huge thank you to Godan Dom Pizoli for leading a fantastic set of practices the weekend of June 30 – July 1.
Members of Chicago Shotokan, along with other karateka from around the Midwest, after the final practice of Midwest Summer Special Training 2018 in St. Joseph, MO.
Sandan Steve Binette attacking his opponent during sanbon kumite practice at Summer Special Training in St. Joesph, MO.
Chicago area senior and instructor Steve Binette was promoted to the rank of sandan (3rd degree black belt) over the weekend in recognition of his leadership, strong spirit, and technical ability.