In this excerpt from Kenji Yamaki's Full-Contact Karate: Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Physical Conditioning 2-DVD set, the 100-man-kumite survivor shows you two counters for the one-two punch.

Now available from Black Belt Magazine Video is the two-DVD karate set from kyokushintechniques master Kenji Yamaki! Titled Full-Contact Karate: Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Physical Conditioning, this exciting collection demonstrates karate moves that Kenji Yamaki often teaches his advanced students. Kenji Yamaki was one of the top kyokushin karate competitors in Japan. Upon immigrating to the United States and setting up shop at Yamaki Karate in Torrance, California, Kenji Yamaki began teaching his own style of hard-core karate, which he dubbed yamaki-ryu. Having trained extensively in a system made famous by Masutatsu Oyama’s intense striking techniques, Kenji Yamaki's style favors kyokushin techniques laced with kicks that are frighteningly powerful and lightning fast.


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Surprisingly, this 6-foot-2-inch heavyweight moves and kicks as rapidly as a bantamweight. After all, his heavily muscled frame looks more like a linebacker’s than a kicker’s. However, watch him begin to demonstrate the karate moves on his two-DVD set, Full-Contact Karate: Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Physical Conditioning, and you'll see how this giant moves nimbly and precisely.

KYOKUSHIN TECHNIQUES VIDEO Kenji Yamaki Demonstrates Two Karate Moves From His Full-Contact Karate Techniques DVD Set

This two-DVD collection, Full-Contact Karate: Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Physical Conditioning, covers karate techniques from Kenji Yamaki's yamaki-ryu system, which are inspired by hard-core kyoksuhin karate moves. This forthcoming collection includes the following: Karate Techniques: Counters Against ...
  • one-two punch
  • body strikes
  • hook punch
  • front kick
  • high kick
  • low kick
  • middle kick
  • back kick
Karate Techniques: Feints With ... Karate Techniques: Attacks
  • double attacks (kicks)
  • double attacks (punches to kicks)
  • attacks beginning with side stepping
Karate Moves: Drills for Strengthening ...
  • front kick
  • low kick
  • roundhouse kick
  • back kick
  • ax kick
  • front-kick balance and control
  • kick-combination balance and control
  • ... and more!
Conditioning to Improve Karate Techniques
  • toe crawl
  • base-leg rotation exercise
  • spider crawl
  • hammer swing
  • body-shield drills
  • advanced stretching techniques
  • ... and more!
BONUS! Kenji Yamaki: The Black Belt Interview Kenji Yamaki sits down with Black Belt for an exclusive interview in which he talks about the following:
  • the meaning of respect for self and for the art of karate
  • how students should behave in the dojo
  • bullying and how it affected him as a child
  • how meditation can impact karate moves
  • his goals as a martial artist
  • how his school came into being
  • ... and more!
Learn more about Kenji Yamaki and his journey from bullied child to master teacher of karate moves in these articles and videos — only at BlackBeltMag.com!

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