The programme draws as its core syllabus the teaching and training methodologies of Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan, perhaps the greatest exponent of the Shotokan Karate system alive today.
Martin combines this traditional martial art with own teaching methods and incorporates the practical application elements of the martial art Fuseki to make his teaching of Shotokan a blend of practical and traditional training. An approach which will appeal to those seeking both formal Shotokan combined with practices which are relevant to the modern world.
If you are interested in training with Martin, please contact him for further details on private and small group tuition as well as visits to your club as a guest instructor.
The ITC Fuseki Shotokan system is divided into 12 phases of training.
Kihon single techniques
Gohon and Sanbon kumite
Kihon combinations, Hyoteki practice, Ten No Kata
Kata and Bunkai - Requirement to Shodan
Heian / Tekki / Bassai / Kanku Dai / Enpi / Jion / Jitte
Kihon Ippon Kumite
Jiju Ippon Kumite
Kata and Bunkai - Requirement to Nidan/Sandan
Hangetsu, Tekki 2 and 3, Bassai, Kanku Sho, Gankaku, Sochin, Chinte, Jiin & Nijushiho.
Kaeshi Ippon Kumite, Okuri Jiju Ippon Kumite
Kata and Bunkai - Requirement to Yondan / Godan
Meikyo, Unsu, Wankan, Gojushiho, Gankaku Sho
Happo Kumite (Eight direction), Jiju kumite
Integration and synthesis