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The "Sen"-Concept in Combat – Shotokan Essence

“Sen” is a fundamental and crucial concept for combat. However, Shotokan karateka either do not know about the variations of the concept or ignore its practical relevance. In his new colum “Shotokan Essence” Thomas McKinnon […]

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Hirokazu Kanazawa-sôke: A personal Obituary

The year 2019 ended with a tragic event for the global Shotokan community: the passing of Hirokazu Kanazawa. The Karate world mourns since then. In this personal obituary Prof. Dr. Wolf Herbert reminisces the extraordinary […]

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WUKF Professional: A New Karate League to Counter the Olympics

The WUKF has started its new professional karate league called WUKF Professional. While the focus lies on making points, fighters are allowed to knock out their opponent. Hence, the fighters go full contact. The WUKF, […]

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Masao Kagawa: The Competitor and Teacher

Masao Kagawa belongs to the most prominent Shotokan karate instructors of today. Two things made this prominence possible: Firstly, his media presents. A myriad of explanatory videos on YouTube and Facebook have introduced him to […]

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Makiwara Monday: Board Breaking with Ippei Kamae

Who ever questioned the reward of makiwara training should be invited to watch the following video by Ippei Kamae. Ippei is a makiwara enthusiast and trains regularly on it. This constant training has given him […]