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Essential Shotokan
by Edmond Otis and David Gomez

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3 Disc DVD Set With
FREE Companion Workbook!

Featuring: Edmond Otis - 7th Dan
Assisted by: Kevin Warner - 5th Dan

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About the Essential Shotokan
Companion DVD Workbook



The Essential Shotokan DVD Series
and Companion Workbook is unique.
No martial arts library would be
complete without it!

The Essential Shotokan series is designed for use by beginning through advance practitioners, and for any instructor who wants access to a useful teaching and class-planning tool. Each volume combines three camera, crystal-clear, digitally mastered video to create a training and teaching tool like no other.


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Essential Shotokan Volume 1: 
Principles of Body Dynamics and Stances,
The DVD and Companion Workbook Set –
approx. 43 minutes
  • Volume 1: Principles of Body Dynamics and Stances is a DVD and Workbook combination. The workbook contains all the dialog, information, and demonstrations contained on the DVD! Additionally, this unique workbook is enhanced throughout with special attention given to details and special "insights" not found on the DVD!
  • Clearly demonstrates and teaches how the core principles of shotokan karate: focus, body dynamics, stance, breathing, posture, and timing, relate to the application of each and every basic karate technique.
  • Illustrates key points, common errors and specific training methods for the development and use of each stance.
  • Concludes each teaching sequence with a review and close-up of each stance in actual application.

Outline of Volume 1 - PDF

Sample of Volume 1 Workbook - PDF
Volume 2 Essential Shotokan Volume 2:  
Punching and Blocking –
approx. 78 minutes
  • Teaches the relationship of timing and distance to the application of Punching and Blocking techniques. Punching (tuski) is Shotokan’s most versatile and frequently used technique. Blocking (uki), both hard and soft, is the karate-ka’s first line of defense, when caught be surprise, or when fighting a more skilled opponent.
  • Illustrates the key points and common mistakes associated with each punch and block.
  • Demonstrates numerous, separate, beginner, intermediate and advanced level applications and training methods for each punch and block.

Outline of Volume 2 - PDF

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Volume 3

Essential Shotokan Volume 3:  
Kicking and Striking –
approx. 83 minutes

  • Teaches the relationship of timing and distance to the application of Kicking and Striking techniques. Kicking (geri) increases distance and opportunity — it is fast, powerful, and effective against a wide range of targets. Striking (uchi) is used with the open and closed hand, and with the elbow — it is quick, strong, and surprising.
  • Shows the key points and common mistakes associated with each kick and strike.
  • Demonstrates numerous, separate, beginner, intermediate and advanced level applications and training methods for each kick and strike.

Outline of Volume 3 - PDF

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Read a review of this DVD/Workbook series at KarateTheJapaneseWay.com

Essential Shotokan Sample Video Clips

Essential Shotokan Introduction Video - Select Video Format
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These web clips are not the same quality as the video tapes due to the nature of streaming video!

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3

QuickTime - Volume 1

Drop Weight - 1.4 M
Breathing - 1.8 M
Timing - 1.6 M

QuickTime - Volume 2

Sweep Block - 1.9 M
Lunge Punch - 2.1 M
Reverse Punch - 2.1 M

QuickTime - Volume 3

Elbow Strike - 718 K
Reverse Roundhouse - 3.0 M
Advanced Round Kick - 132 K

Windows Media - Vol. 1

Drop Weight - wmv
Breathing - wmv
Timing - wmv

Windows Media - Vol. 2

Sweep Block - wmv
Lunge Punch - wmv
Reverse Punch - wmv

Windows Media - Vol. 3

Elbow Strike - wmv
Reverse Roundhouse - wmv
Advanced Round Kick - wmv

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