FROM: AJ van Dijk β€” Chief Instructor Karate & Kobudo, Founder of The Digi Dojo

SUBJECT: "11 Days of Awesome" β€” Day 3

Dear Martial Artist, 

My birthday is around the corner πŸŽ‰

And you know what that means: you get an it's-AJ's-birthday special.

So what's it about this year?

I'm turning 37. 

On 11 June.

Combine that and you get a killer-combo: "11 Days of Awesome" πŸ‘Š 

From 1 until 11 June you can get pretty much all courses with a massive discount. 

Think "Ido Kihon Pro", "Mobility for Martial Arts", "Advanced Wado Kumite" and the beststeller: "Keys to Crisp Kata" β€” to name a few.

Normally sold at pricepoints varying from €97,- till €197,-... can get access for just 37 euro. And they come with 3 out-of-proportion bonuses.

It's my birthday after all πŸ™‚

Every day, there's 1 course on sale β€” at random.

Today's AJ-turns-37 birthday offer is...





from junzuki all the way to tobikomi-nagashizuki

discover in-depth theory of Wadokai Ido Kihon and boost your ability to execute the official Basics properly



By the end of the course I knew one thing:  I didn't know the basics.  Thanks to Ido Kihon Pro and AJ's guidance, I finally feel I'm doing the techniques how they should be done. It's a real gamechanger.

Telling me to move from my tanden does nothing for me. Breaking it down and getting me to move correctly how AJ does? Now I'm moving from my tanden, you know it when you feel it.

I like how he writes, it makes it very clear. I crash into phrases that make me stop and re-read. When you get it, it's forehead-smacking obvious.

AJ turned Kihon around on its head for me.

FRANCIS  //  Wadokai Canada

FROM: AJ van Dijk β€” Chief Instructor Karate & Kobudo, Founder of The Digi Dojo

SUBJECT: How to improve your Wadokai Ido Kihon through in-depth knowledge made actionable and easy to understand.

Dear Wado enthusiast,

Everybody else watches beat-the-crap-out-of-him UFC videos.

You search the internet to find another video on Junzuki.

After all those years. Still Junzuki β€” step and punch. 

No theatrics, no drama. Pure Wado.  

You love to put on your Karategi and practise basics. And you're crazy-in-a-good-way enough to read books and watch videos to dig deeper.

You heard "relax", "punch staight" and "twist your hip", but now you want keys that help you break through your plateau.

βœ… Whether it's high level knowledge that you share with your students...

βœ… New focus points for training that unlock stuff you never focused on before... (or even knew existed)

βœ… Or simply discover how to execute Ido Kihon properly... you enhance your expertise, knowledge and skill to make a 5th Dan Junzuki a walk in the park.

Note: I'm not talking about "use your hara", internal energy, "mind your centerline" and Tanden explanations. 

You heard them already and let me be clear on that:

 It sounds good but doesn't help you. 

If you want high-level ability, you need fundamental profound theory taught in language you can understand. Then make it actionable through methods and keys you can PHYSICALLY execute.

βœ… "Twist your hip" is effective.
❌ "Use your internal energy" is not.


When you can twist your hip well, progress to next-level hip movement β€” or fundamentally deeper skills.

What's the best way to increase your knowledge and get sharper basics?

The way that...

  • Allows you to focus on what matters so you can work on your techniques without developing bad habits…
  • Shows the techniques in a clear and precise way, encouraging correct rhythm, speed and power…
  • Teaches proper techniques beyond form so you can understand and execute that same ol' Junzuki on high level...
  • Reveals actionable key points so you're crystal clear on how to use your body...

…or one that does ALL that?

Of course. 

How does this sound?

Detailed yet easy-to-understand instructions you can apply to your training straight away. Beyond "step forward" or "twist your hip" so you can work on deeper layers of Wado's Ido Kihon. 

Hi πŸ‘‹ 

I’m AJ from, Chief Instructor for Wadokai Holland and Kenshinkai Kobudo Europe. 

Over the last 20 years, I've studied and practised tirelessly under Japanese instruction. Hungry to dig deeper into Wado's Ido Kihon so I could deepen my knowledge and sharpen my skills.

I want to be able to do what I explain, so there's no gap between my theoretical knowledge and physical ability (it's not complicated).

You may wonder what private training under the top Japanese like Sakagami sensei looks like? I ask for Junzuki πŸ‘‡

Like Ohtsuka sensei said: "there's no end to training".

Not like you can always execute one more rep though β€” It's about digging deeper and practising more effectively.

Yann can execute Junzuki without the key point for Hikite that he discovered in the course...

He can repeat Gyakuzuki without using his front hand correctly...

...10.000 times.

Here's the truth: without the key points that matter, the 10.000 hour rule doesn't count. 

You likely hardwire bad habits and poor technique.

Another thing to avoid is attacking the symptoms instead of the cause.

For example, you say "straight your back", which fixes one thing β€” it does nothing for speed, power, balance and impact. 

Most likely you lean back. And that sends power in the opposite direction of your punch 😱

This is better: "Push your hip forward". This AUTOMATICALLY moves your hip below your upper body, straightening your back. It also shifts your weight forward adding speed, power and stability.

"Straight your back" is a cue, not a key point.

Imagine what happens to your techniques when you apply effective key points to your movement...

The differences in result are astronomical πŸ”₯ 

You can now discover how to execute Wadokai's official Ido Kihon properly β€” beyond form

βœ… Junzuki
βœ… Kette Junzuki
βœ… Gyakuzuki
βœ… Kette Gyakuzuki
βœ… Junzuki No Tsukkomi
βœ… Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi
βœ… Tobikomizuki 
βœ… Tobikomi-Nagashizuki

Hit the button to get access right away to video training, in-depth articles and key points that take your Wado to the next level.

enjoy video training, in-depth articles and actionable key points

Video training

Peter May sensei told me stories about classes with Ohtsuka sensei. And one thing stuck:

"He compared Karate to money and banks. I can still picture it, but I can't remember what he said".

If only May sensei had it on video...

Inside Ido Kihon Pro are loads of videos that explain without fluff or filler. They're not inflated with special effects or showing the same shot over and over.

Originally shot for DVD, you get it edited into small clips. Check them in a flash waiting for your coffee to finish, during your water break, or take your time and lie down on the couch.

You can check it anywhere (even 🚽: Karate beats finding the bottom of your facebook wall or reading the birthday calender).

Whether it's watching crisp performance, slow movement, or study the key point for Tobikomi-Nagashizuki that takes it to a whole new level: It's all there.


Even after years of training I found tips to improve my Junzuki right away!

CHRISTOPH  //  Wadokai Germany

In-depth articles

Back in the day when I ordered a Karate book, I was like Spongebob.




But deep down I was disappointed.

Did most instructors really had nothing more to say than "step forward and execute Junzuki"?

Or "turn left with Gedan Barai in Zenkutsu Dachi"?

Tell me something new. Something inspiring!

When I set out on a mission in 2009 to write a biggest Wado book on the planet 🌍 ...

...I wanted to do things differently.

Sakagami sensei receives his copy of Wado No Michi to thank him for his contributions making the production possible. 

I wanted to create an unparalleled in-depth publication. Like a world record that nobody would even consider attempting to break.

And I did.

But know this: it's not enough.

It's my knowlegde from over a decade ago. And books have limitations.

That's where Ido Kihon Pro comes in.

It contains the in-depth stuff from the book, but also newly updated articles.

For example, when you're about to complete the step and execute Gyakuzuki β€” that ultra-small point in time when you touch the floor with the tip of your toes...

It's worth explaining details that include how-to. So you not only understand how it works, but also how to practise.

That 0,0001 second point in time is the key of your impact power. It's where you connect your step to your strike.

Get that right and your Gyakuzuki goes from average to excellent.

Such articles are the norm inside Ido Kihon Pro. And they're updated continuously.


Through many gasshuku, practices, conversations, e-mails and chats, AJ has evolved into a karateka with techniques and knowledge that few in Europe possess. 

NOBUYUKI NUKINA  //  6th Dan JKF-Wadokai

Actionable key points

In-Depth articles are awesome. But let's be real:

You read about gravity. You learn that dropping your body makes your techniques heavier...

Now what?

In-depth knowledge should be equal to your ability to execute β€” so you don't turn into a keyboard warrior.

Here's the thing:

You already understand the essence, but you're not applying it to your training.


For a small spot like that, you don't scrub the whole plate. Just that part.

Don't pet it with your finger... use your nail. And press hard.

And since it's giving you a hard time β€” lean into it.

Improving Tobikomi-Nagashizuki is no different.

It's a waste if you don't apply this concept, so let's talk about your training for a minute so you can craft a clever session.

Say you want to improve front foot movement of Tobikomi-Nagashizuki β€” DON'T do the move 100 times thinking about your front foot.

1: Pick the key point that makes your front foot move correctly, automatically (without negatively affecting the other elements).

2: Move away from the official execution if that helps.

Curriculum and proper-form lovers always go for the demo on the left.

And that's exactly the reason why it takes them a lifetime, or why they never get a proper skill level at all.

Best case scenario you get good at the official execution, without ability to apply it...

...or to have it affect your knowledge and skill overall.

How I know?

I used to train like that untill I understood Karate fundamentals. And teaching.

The solution is simple ⬇️

The "official" curriculum-style Tobikomi-Nagashizuki is the END RESULT.

Most instructors will only show the end result. And tell you what surface stuff needs fixing.

  • Direction of front foot.
  • More hip twist.
  • Punch straight.
  • And of course the classic: "more power".

All good, but HOW?

Think back of your schooldays...

If all is well, you've been taught step by step β€” gradually getting toward the end result.

Plus: when a specific element needed improvement, you got an assignment that focused SPECIFICALLY on just that.

Why is a lot of "traditional" Karate training revolving around the practise of the end result?

It doesn't make sense from a learning perspective.

That's why this course goes beyond the standardised stuff. So you know not only what direction your foot must point to, but also how to do that.

You discover the full spectrum of each technique plus keys for proper execution.

Key points are what you physically focus on. And what generates the in-depth stuff. 

With Ido Kihon Pro you have access to the what, why and how. 

Total value so far: €1.997,-

And there's more

Kicking techniques

Fair enough. 

It takes more time to explain that Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sokuto and Ushirogeri are NOT part of JKF-Wadokai Ido Kihon... the path of least resistance is adding them to Ido Kihon Pro πŸ‘Š

Key points + officially-do-it-like-this comments for these kicks are just the start.

Think targets, variations, applications and strategies. So your skills become more versatile.

When you login to the course you'll have access to:

  • Koshi & Maegeri (front kick)
  • Josokutei & Mawashigeri (roundhouse kick)
  • Sokuto & Sokuto (side kick)
  • Kakato & Ushirogeri (back kick)
  • Hiza & Hizageri (knee kick)
  • Gesokutei & Ura Mawashigeri (hook kick)

fabolous inspiration

You describe it so detailed it's difficult not to get the point. Thanks A LOT for this fabolous inspiration.

LENA  //  Wadokai Norway

renrakuwaza complete

How do you transform static basics into dynamic movement that you can apply in sparring and combat?

In education there's something called "the continuous learning line". As a professional school teacher I naturally look for this...

...but after analysing many syllabi I found a ton of inconsistancies β€” especially in Renrakuwaza.

Most syllabi lack logical progression: It should be seemless from 8th kyu till 5th Dan.

For Wadokai Holland I felt obligated to create a new framework that includes the best from Ishikawa's syllabus. Plus the best from Sakagami.

Result: 18 Renrakuwaza β€” logically structured so you can develop your skills step by step.

Even if you're not interested to switch syllbus, it's a great framework to use in your classes. 

And simply: to improve your transitions and ability to connect one technique to the other.

Total value now: €3.291,-

And you get this too

get 6 bonuses for FREE if you decide now (452 euro value)

Your official basics up and down the Dojo come with Mawatte Jodan Uke, Gedan Barai, and a punch on the spot. That's why you're getting 4 "Mini Series". That's 12 videos revealing specifics of the techniques β€” training methods included. Follow along and add the exercises to your regime πŸ‘Š. 


"Gems of jodan uke" 

VALUE €27,-

βœ… [VIDEO 1] How the hip joint position affects your movement, so you always know which stance to use to achieve your goal β€” for example: Naihanchi and Shiko Dachi have completely opposite functions (you'll see)

βœ… [VIDEO 2] Use "The Vertical Axis Method" to merge Jodan Uke with Wado Taisabaki while keeping perfect balance.

βœ… [VIDEO 3] The "Fall-In Combo Method" unlocks your ability to add momentum + high-level mechanics in step by step training so progress is inevitable.


"Secrets Of Morote Uke"

VALUE €27,-

βœ… [VIDEO 1] Revealed: The ideal position of both arms, and how that relates to not only other techniques but fundamentally to naturally strong alignment.

βœ… [VIDEO 2] Use "The Dynamic Elbow Method" to create sharpness, stability and a high power output without more effort (this is the Budo minimum effort maximum effect expression at work)

βœ… [VIDEO 3] How to use "The Sai-Ready Method" to forge compression skills and step up your game to internal level techniques.


"Great at gyakuzuki" 

VALUE €27,-

βœ… [VIDEO 1] How "The Stationary Method" allows you to focus on hip twisting and axis rotation to get more power in your punch.

βœ… [VIDEO 2] Discover "The Shifting Method" to develop the whole-body skill so you won't punch with your arm alone and rely on muscle strength.

βœ… [VIDEO 3] Use "Center Gliding" to move dynamically so that you can adjust the distance and connect your techniques.


"Shoulderblade striking" 

VALUE €27,-

βœ… [VIDEO 1] How to emphasise shoulderblade movement with "The Double Shoulder Method" so you can turn dormant or even absent shoulder movement into sophisticated skill.

βœ… [VIDEO 2] Discover how the Neko Ashi Dachi "Back Foot Secret" connects shoulderblade to whole body movement so you can easily make your punches more heavy.

βœ… [VIDEO 3] "The Ultimate Feedback Method" not only tests your shoulderblade skill, but also isolates and forges it so you can take your techniques to the next level.


"Maegeri Mastery" 

VALUE €27,-

βœ… [VIDEO 1] Discover the key points of Maegeri that you focus on when you're in the Dojo (the stuff you need to perform a good kick).

βœ… [VIDEO 2] Revealed: The 6 elements of Maegeri plus methods to improve each one individually so you can take your front kick to the next level easily.

βœ… [VIDEO 3] How to use a bag to improve your kick (not how most people use it).


"the Follow-Along classes" 

VALUE €317,-

And there's more!



"The Extra Awesome Edition"

1/3: wadokai BOOK feat. sakagami & nukina β‚¬97,- 27 EURO

Inside the ebook you'll find key points that instantly makes your techniques look better. And principle-based explanations so you can tell right from wrong with confidence.

  • 6 Ido Kihon (From Junzuki to Tobikomi-Nagashizuki)
  • All 5 Pinan Kata on consecutive pages so you can study without turning pages.
  • 5 Kihon Kumite with close-ups revealing targets precisely
  • 5 Kihon Kumite Ohyo that reveal Wado's hidden techniques
  • 5 Tanto Dori demonstrating Wado's Koryu heritage

*The book is sold out. There's no reprint, and the ebook is not sold seperately. But you can get it here.

2/3: THE ISHIKAWA SPECIAL β€” Priceless

40 videos feat. Ishikawa sensei. 

  • DVD recordings
  • Demonstrations
  • Seminar footage
  • Private stuff

It's waiting for you inside The Vault.

3/3: The Karate Class Collection €2.575,- 197 Euro

Secure Your Karate Training With 30+ Designed-To-Follow-Along Classes While Improving Your Skill At The Same Time β€” Including 

Plus: study Fundamentals of Advanced Kata that teach under-the-surface secrets of Kata and core movement.

value: €2.672,-

Regular pricing €224,-

with today's deal: FREE


It's all yours. It comes with any deal during "11 Days of Awesome".

Fill out your details and secure your killer combo πŸ‘‡

here's the deal (day 3)

"Ido kihon pro"

VALUE €3.770,-

βœ… Ido Kihon Pro β€” Value €1.997,-

βœ… Keriwaza & Renrakuwaza Complete β€” Value €1.294,-

βœ… [BONUS] The Mini Series β€” Value €135,-

βœ… [BONUS] The Follow-Along Classes β€” Value €317,-

βœ… [SECRET BONUS] Mastering Mawatte β€” Value €27,-

BONUS: "The Extra Awesome Edition"

VALUE €2.672,-

βœ… The Karate Class Collection β€” Value €2.087,-

βœ… The Square-Meter Methods β€” Value €97,-

βœ… The Square-Meter Series β€” Value €197,-

βœ… Fundamentals of Advanced Kata β€” Value €194,-

βœ… Wadokai Book feat. Sakagami & Nukina β€” Value €97,-

βœ… The Ishikawa Special β€” PRICELESS

TOTAL VALUE: €6.442,-

Regular pricing: 321 euro


why you should take my course?

The last 20 years, I’ve studied tirelessly under Japanese instruction, published several books (The Hardcover Bestseller Wado No Michi being one of them) and scripted, directed and shot THOUSANDS of videos. 

Shooting for the 2-disc DVD "Wadokai Karate Curriculum" that eventually transformed into The Digi Dojo.

Photoshoot for Yokoyama Kancho's "Principles of Karate".

I’ve guided senior instructors throughout Europe in person through seminars and private training. 

Using effective keypoint-based explanations and tailored training methods, they managed to get to the next level and improve techniques they had been working on for decades.

And it’s exactly these teachings that you get inside Ido Kihon Pro.

While I'm putting the final touches on the course, you get access for just 37 euro.

It's the accumulation of all my years of study and research β€” neatly explained through articles and videos so you have access to eleborated Japanese level instruction too.


join now!

If you want to enjoy training, feel happy and energised, get Ido Kihon Pro.

Study the key points, practise along and get more excited then ever about punches like Junzuki. 

The knowledge inside Ido Kihon Pro is why the grandmasters never get fed up with the "simple" punches they learned the first time they entered the Dojo.

You'll be blown away and feel like a white belt again. 

β€” In a good way πŸ‘Š 

PS: Want a beautiful looking technique that's also effective?

This course reveals JKF-Wadokai Ido Kihon in depth β€” unlike you've ever seen before.

Your investment is not € 6.442,- but only 37 euro if you join right now.

PPS: If you join now you get 7 bonuses valued at €479,- for FREE. Plus the birthday "Extra Awesome Edition" valued at €2.672,- Do the methods and follow the classes to boost your skills and enjoy training at home under high-level instruction.

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