Tekki Shodan belongs to the Shotokan katas with the most commonalities with Okinawa katas. First of all, this does not come as a surprise. Because Karate was developed in Okinawa. Therefore, all Shotokan katas share […]
By Dr. Christian Tribowski Everyone, who has seen or heard something about Andre Bertel, comes to the following conclusion: not much could make him lose his inner balance. He always seems to be under control […]
By Michael Ehrenreich If we travel through the Shotokan world we will observe a very common picture. All over the globe, Shotokan Karatekas commit to a very high level of technical skills. This commitment reflects […]
Especially for beginners, to learn a new Kata can be challenging. To make it more easy the website karate-kampfkunst.de offers online Kata Puzzles. We find it an excellent and innovative way to teach Kata. In […]
Most of the time, the Makiwara is used to train Gyaku-Zuki. In this video Michael Ehrenreich shows how versatile Makiwara training can be. Especially short distances strikes can be trained very efficient on the Makiwara.
Mikio Yahara is among the few living Shotokan legends. He is a true and very dynamic fighter. In Russia, he displayed his skills and his extraordinary style to an interested audience. Let yourself become inspired […]
Katsu Tiru is a powerhouse. He shows his very fast and powerful punches in this striking Makiwara Video.
Among the many excellent fighters of the last two decades are a few exceptional ones. Toshihito Kokubun is one of these exceptions. Let yourself become inspired by this collection of his best fights.
Makiwara training does not only lead to tough knuckles and hands. It also increases your strength. The following video is an example of brute force.
On December first the Shin Gi Tai Karate-do Aarau celebrated its 40th anniversary with a weekend course led by Kanazawa Kancho, Koga Shihan, and Aarau’s chief instructor and founder, Racca Sensei, and a roaring celebration […]