Lifestyle Karate

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After practicing Karate for many years, it becomes a part of one's life. Thus, Karate ...

Ball- or heel turn in karate

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Now and then, I get this question from a student: "Which part of the foot ...

Naihanchi Kata

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The Naihanchi Kata is a very old Kata, which can be found in many different ...

Pinan/Heian Kata

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Itosu Anko created the Pinan Kata for use in the Okinawan Elementary School around 1900 ...

Taikyoku Kata

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Gichin Funakoshi and his son Yoshitaka “Gigo” Funakoshi, are said to be the creator of ...

New photograph of Itosu Ankō

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Re-examination of the Itosu Ankō photo Only a few karate masters have had as much ...

Tsumasaki-geri

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Tsumasaki-geri is a kick with the tip of the toes. Some would argue that this ...

Tsuki – The way I do it

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Once I was asked, why I do my Punch the way I do. Most often, ...

Use of Hikite

To unleash the full force of a punch, it's crucial for both arms to work ...