Breaking News: Keigo Abe passed away

Today, the message reached us that another pioneer and ambassador of Shotokan karate has passed away. According to the source Shihan Abe died at 6.45am this morning peacefully in his sleep. Unfortunately, we do not […]


Breaking News: We Are Now Readable in 102 Languages!

Have you ever wanted to read The Shotokan Times in your mother tongue like Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Bahasa, Japanese, Turkish, French, Hebrew, Arabic, German and many more? Yes? We at The Shotokan Times strive […]

Shotokan Karate

Rei to Love: Etiquette is Healthy and Good for Fighting

Karate Dō begins and ends with rei.Gichin Funakoshi Every Karateka is familiar with the first precept of Gichin Funakoshi – Karate Dō begins and ends with ‘rei’. Also probably nearly every Karateka agrees about the […]


Condolence Board for Hirokazu Kanazawa

Sadly Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa passed away on December 8, 2019. According to the official announcement of the SKIF it happened “peacefully”. On this pages we would like to offer you a condolence board, a place […]

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 […]

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