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By Charles Rhodes, P. Eng., Ph.D.

Fisher Shotokan is an advanced form of Shotokan karate. Fisher Shotokan is characterized by explosive linear movements, rapid energy accumulating turns and maximum energy delivery to the target.

Fisher Shotokan was developed by Sensei Malcolm Fisher out of the crucible of the original Japan Karate Association (JKA) Instructor Training Program. The superiority of Fisher Shotokan techniques has been demonstrated in major karate tournaments for more than 20 years.

The first step in Fisher Shotokan training is acquiring the humility to admit that, although you may have trained in karate for more than five years, on the scale of JKA karate instructors you know nothing.

Mastering Fisher Shotokan to the level of a JKA instructor typically requires a highly commited athletic individual, who already has a black belt in karate, to train five hours per day, six days per week, for over four years. Part of that training time is required to break bad habits that result from prior inferior karate instruction.

One of the objects of this web site is to point out some of these bad habits so that novice karateka can try to avoid acquiring them. Of great importance are issues related to foot positioning, hip spinning, body posture and return to the appropriate ready position on the completion of each technique. One cannot hope to progress until these basic issues are understood and resolved.

Progress in Fisher Shotokan requires development of new muscle memory so that critical techniques can be correctly executed at high speed under conditions of severe adrenal stress. There is no magic that can replace a high volume of intense physical karate training with highly skilled training partners.

Sensei Malcolm Fisher would like to hear from persons who access this web site. His email address is


1. Fisher Shotokan Contents
2. Fisher Shotokan Blogs by Malcolm Fisher
3. The Case for a Canadian Karate Instructor Program (Revised)
4. Glossary
5. Introduction
6. Author's Comments
7. Conduct
8. Energy Transfer
9. Fisher Shotokan One Page
10. Fisher Shotokan One Page Explanation
11. JKA Technical Manual For The Instructor
12. Fisher Shotokan Superiority
13. Kihon
14. Kihon Videos
15. Kata
16. Kata Videos Tekki Nidan
17. Physics
18. Turn Dynamics
19. Heian Shodan Introduction
20. Heian Shodan 1st Turn
21. Heian Shodan 2nd Turn
22. Heian Shodan 3rd Turn
23. Heian Shodan 4th Turn
24. Turn Review by Malcolm Fisher
25. Kumite
26. Strategies
27. Tactics
28. Kumite Videos
29. Contacts
30. External Links
31. Masahiko Tanaka
32. Mission 2000 by Malcolm Fisher
33. Karate Advancement

This web page last updated March 20, 2015.

Contents Blogs Introduction Fisher One Page Contacts Links

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