Makiwara Monday

Makiwara Monday: Kristian Sundvor in Action

Kristian Sundvor shows us his Makiwara routine today. His strong legs and hip-rotation generate a lot of power. He depicts a great example for the importance of lower-body conditioning. What us your opinion? What are […]

Gichin Funakoshi was the founder of Shotokan Karate Do. He coined the Shotokan Karate Philosophy in a pacifistic way.
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Gichin Funakoshi: The Effects of the Wrong Translation of his Biography

The Importance of Gichin Funakoshi´s Autobiography for Shotokan Karate Today’s convictions about Shotokan Karate are predominantly based on karate literature. Gichin Funakoshi´s autobiography (1868–1957) has become one of the most popular and influentially books for […]

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Women of Shotokan: Miki Nakamachi

By Dr. Christian Tribowski The spirit of Shotokan Karate Do leads to an attitude of budo and a splendid posture. Miki Nakamachi has both and teaches both in an admirable way. Although she has suffered […]

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The Kumite Carousel – Kumite Boot Camp with Thomas Prediger

A fight comprises 3 aspects of behavior: Waiting Reaction Action All 3 must be trained. They can be trained at best under pressure. Then all three aspects become routinized and automatically executed. The Kumite Carousel […]

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