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Karate Goes Beyond the Dojo

The objective of karate-do is to polish and nurture both mind and body.

Shotokan in part means pine waves.

Beyond this kata of text… 63 more words


RESPECT - What a tournament is all about.

I recently attended another karate tournament, Warwick Shotokan Karate Championships.  This event was hosted by Sensei Andrew Spivack, Warwick Shotokan Chief Instuctor, and it was the first tournament he ever hosted.  521 more words


Hangetsu: Static or Rotating Hips?

In Shotokan circles there has recently been a discussion about the rotation of the hips in the opening movements of Hangetsu. In some quarters it has been suggested that we should no longer rotate the hips, but instead return to a more Okinawan manner of keeping the hips in the front facing “Shomen” position, throughout the technique. 894 more words


An Interview with: KUGB England International Sensei Greg Hegarty

I’m happy  to interview a long time karate friend and Sensei who has been in the game for a very long time, 5th Dan Sensei Greg Hegarty who is currently on the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) England Squad.  1,216 more words


Wax on, Wax Off

Please tell me you got that reference? I wanted to write about something a bit more lighthearted and so I want to give you a bit of insight into my experience with Karate! 725 more words

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

For the preface of this series of health-related testimonies, click here.


“Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.” 998 more words


Video 317: Gyaku Tsuki của Lyoto Machida

Là một môn sinh của Shotokan Karate, Lyoto Machida dĩ nhiên rất quen thuộc với đòn Gyaku Tsuki. Mặc cho nhiều lời bình luận khiến nhã về độ hiệu quả của Karate trên sàn MMA, Lyoto vẫn chứng minh điều ngược lại qua việc áp dụng thành công đòn đấm đặc trưng này trong hàng loạt trận đấu của mình. 30 more words

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