Ayano Nakamura is the new queen of Kata and a amazing Karateka

Ayano Nakamura: The New Queen of Kata

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Karate starts and ends with courtesy. It´s important to observe courtesy and compassion in your heart. Ayano Nakamura On the first glimpse, Ayano Nakamura appears to be an average twenty-something Japanese […]

Kihon practice during a seminar in Munich!

The Relation Between Kihon, Kata, and Kumite? Some Answers

by Florian Wiessmann Last week, our reader Giuseppe from Italy raised some questions about the relationship of Kihon, Kata, and Kumite. For him it seemed as if their is no direct connection between the three. […]

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Ueda Daisuke applies Sen no sen and intercepts the Kizami-Zuki of his opponent.
Koichiro Okuma teaches the application of Kanku Sho at the 2nd Düsseldorf Special.

2nd Düsseldorf Special with Koichiro Okuma

By Jeffrey Evers One year after the outstanding success of the 1th Düsseldorf Special, 130 karateka from all over Germany and beyond visited the Dojo Yamato. They all attended the joint Seminar with Sensei Koichiro […]

Morio Higaonna during his Makiwara workout.
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Makiwara Monday: Legendary Morio Higaonna

Morio Higaonna is the grandmaster of Goyu-Ryu Karate and a real powerhouse. He owes this incredible power his rigorous Makiwara workout. His stoic punching on devises like the Makiwara created his robust physic. Become inspired […]

What is the relation between Kihon, Kata, and Kumite?

Reader Questions: Relation between Kihon, Kata, and Kumite?

Shotokan Karate is not self-explaining. However, especially elderly Senseis follow the strict Japanese and Zen Buddhist tradition that learning means observing not listening. While this can be a good approach to gain deeper insights. Many […]