International Association of Shotokan Karate (IASK)
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This Shotokan Karate Training Video should only be used by the practicing Karate-
Before you embark upon any karate training, you should make sure that you are physically well enough to do so and in this regard it is advisable to check with your health professional.
It is important to safely go through the required warm up and stretching exercises before you actually train on the techniques and end the session with a warm down. Make sure you train in an area that has adequate space in all directions around you without any obstacles in your way in order to perform the chosen technique safely. Train in a safe & cautious way and never over tax your body or mind by training too intensely.
All attacking and counter attacking techniques depicted within this video are explained and shown on the basis and absolute understanding that they must be pulled short of the target. In other words, an attack or counter attack must not be delivered with the intention of hitting one’s opponent and every possible effort must be made so that no contact is made to any part of an opponent’s body. Therefore, in the different sections on Kumite (sparring), reference is made to the area where the attack or counter attack should take place, for example: “The attacker steps forward with five consecutive Oi-
The producer and creator of these videos will not be held responsible in any way for any injury or damage of any nature whatsoever, which may occur to viewers, or to others, as a direct or indirect result of the information contained within these videos.
Nicholas B. Adamou was a direct student of Kanazawa Sensei, from 1965 to 1989, a period in which Kanazawa sensei instructed within the British Karate-
Achieving all of his grades from 8th kyu up to 5th Dan under Kanazawa sensei, Mr. Adamou went on to become an instructor and grading examiner within SKI.
In 1989 he formed his own organisation, the National Shotokan Karate Association (NSKA) and in 1991 as a 6th Dan he produced this Shotokan Karate Training Video so as to assist and guide those practicing karate-
In 1993, the NSKA went on to become the International Association of Shotokan Karate (IASK).