Yoshitaka “Gigo” Funakoshi was born in Okinawa in 1906. Already from childhood, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, which was also
Are you doing strength training alongside your Karate? If not, then maybe you should consider it. Strength training is essential
Kata was created to function in a perfect fight situation. Everything is predetermined. When we are attacked in a certain
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