Kihon is the word for the basic techniques of karate-do. You can think of these techniques as the "building blocks" or foundation upon which the rest of karate training is built. Think of them as the foundation of your "house of karate." If you build a house with a weak foundation, the whole house will always be weak - no matter what you do. Also, even if you have a good foundation when you first build your house, you must ensure that you keep it in good shape constantly.
Kihon consists of stances, punches, kicks, blocks, other attacks, and drills designed to increase your basic abilities and understanding of both the techniques themselves and your own body. Below, we'll list as many of the Kihon techniques and drills as possible, as well as photos, descriptions, and even video clips as time goes on.