Some teachers will tell you that there are hidden techniques in Kata. The techniques were hidden at the time when
An important point to keep in mind in Karate is the use of force! If you practise Karate solely with
Most practitioners of Karate are not paying much attention to the whole technique. I think that is a fundamental mistake.
Learning the Kata When learning a new Kata, the first step is to learn the pattern as well as the
Nami-gaeshi literally translates into “wave return”, a more understandable description is “returning wave”. The name of the technique refers to
How do you think and perceive the style of Karate you practice? Is it sportskarate, self-defence or something completely different!
Bunkai means “to break down”, and thus describes the whole process that lies in breaking down and understanding the application
In October 1908, Anko Itosu (1831-1915) wrote a letter, “Ten Precepts of Karate,” to draw the attention of the Ministry
What should we call the five basic Kata from Itosu! Pinan or Heian? Itosu Ankō, the creator of the Pinan
Kata is a series of movements consisting of offensive and defensive combat techniques, which are composed of former Karate masters.