When you are just starting out learning Karate you must have a firm grasp on the fundamentals.  The video below is an oldie but the concepts and instruction remain the same.  Set aside at least 1.5 hours to watch the entire video.  Be sure to take extensive notes while watching.

 

Blocking is one of the most fundamental concepts of Karate.  The video below will demonstrate how to properly block and counter attack.

This is more of an advanced practice in Karate and not something you will want to attempt as a beginner in martial arts.  The use of pressure points is an excellent way to neutralize an opponent and/or at the very least, make it difficult for them to continue the fight.

Now it’s break time, watch this hilarious video of Master Ken critiquing a student’s submission.