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Is Shotokan Karate Effective? About The Effectiveness Paranoia

The effectiveness of Shotokan karate as self-defense has caused plenty of discussions in the last decade. But is effectiveness even important? Are we paranoid when it come to effectiveness? By Jonas Correia A few weeks […]

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What is Fudoshin? And How to Achieve It?

Fudoshin (不動心) means indomitable, incorruptible. It is the achievement of a clear and determined mind, and having a centred spirit. Fudoshin translates as ‘immovable mind’ or ‘unshakable heart’. By Thomas D. McKinnon The True Meaning […]

Shinji Akita in Malta
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Shinji Akita in Malta: A Seminar Report

By Luke Rocco Between October 18 and 20, 2019, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese […]

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Footage of Mikio Yahara´s 10th Dan Exam

Yesterday, it was reported that Mikio Yahara past the physical exam for 10th Dan. The Shotokan Times found evidence. Yesterday, it was reported that Mikio Yahara past the physical exam for 10th Dan. While most […]

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Devastating: Sen No Sen Mae Geri

Sen no sen has a devastating effect – when it works. The reason is that the forward momentum of the attacker adds to the forward movement of the defender. Both movements combined create a level […]

Morio Higaonna during his Makiwara workout.
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