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The "Sen"-Concept in Combat – Shotokan Essence

“Sen” is a fundamental and crucial concept for combat. However, Shotokan karateka either do not know about the variations of the concept or ignore its practical relevance. In his new colum “Shotokan Essence” Thomas McKinnon […]

Kumite

Kumite

Classics: Frank Brennan Kumite Highlights

Among the outstanding British Karatekas one has clearly distinguished himself: Sensei Frank Brennan of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB). Between the late 1970’s and early 1990’s he was a feared and highly respected […]

Ueda Daisuke applies Sen no sen and intercepts the Kizami-Zuki of his opponent.
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Ueda Daisuke, Sen no sen, and Ikken Hissatsu

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Ueda Daisuke is an extraordinary Karateka and easy to underestimate. The reason for this assessment is his physic. He is a little heavy for a fighter with his speed. For his […]

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Wanted: Dojo of the Month!

We are an international website for the traditional Shotokan Karate Do community. Our aim is to connect Shotokan Karateka from all over the world, give Dojos and Karaktekas a stage to present themselves and to […]

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The "Sen"-Concept in Combat – Shotokan Essence

“Sen” is a fundamental and crucial concept for combat. However, Shotokan karateka either do not know about the variations of the concept or ignore its practical relevance. In his new colum “Shotokan Essence” Thomas McKinnon […]

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New Fantastic Design in Our Shop: Shotokan Tiger Pixelart!

We are happy to offer you a new and exciting design in our shop: The Shotokan Tiger Pixelart. It depicts the Shotokan Tora in a modern and dynamic way but still maintains its traditional layout. […]

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Shotokan Tiger Sneaker for Tatsuya Naka and Keigo Shimizu

The Shotokan Times always searches for the best and unique products for Shotokan karateka out there. With the Ft One Shotokan Tiger Sneaker by Better Brands House we found the item for karateka, who want […]

Women of Shotokan

Women of Shotokan

Hiromi Hishiki – Women of Shotokan

Hiromi Hishiki is an extraordinary Karateka in many respects. She started her training under Masatoshi Nakayama and Tetsuhik Asai. The unprecedented spirit of this time coined her whole later life. Hiromi Hishiki belongs to the […]

Kumite

The Kumite Queen From Malta: Yuki Nocilla and Her Best Fights

Yuki Nocilla belongs to the highly talented karatekas of her generation. Just last weekend, she proved again her class and won the German Championships. We take this as an occasion to portray Yuki Nocilla and […]

Makiwara Monday

Makiwara Monday: Rachel Cardoso

Rachel Cardoso shows us today that smoothness and power belong together. Her soft but very dynamic hip-rotation generates a very strong momentum and thus a very strong gyaku-zuki. Try it yourself and relax your pelvis.

Women of Shotokan

Women of Shotokan: Carol See Tai

Its that warrior in you that keeps you going. The more that you train and the more that you push yourself, the stronger your character becomes. Carol See Tai The budo aspects of Shotokan karate […]

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