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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 […]

Morio Higaonna during his Makiwara workout.
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What is Fighting Spirit? And how to train it!

By Michael Ehrenreich We can see if somebody possesses fighting spirit or not. Fighting spirit seems to be ubiquitous. We all know what fighting spirit is. Until we are being asked for an explanation. Fighting […]

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Makiwara Monday: Okinawa Style

In comparison to Shotokan Karate, Okinawa Karate is different in many respects. Besides the higher stances especially the execution of punches differ from Shotokan. While Shotokan prefers strikes from a long distance Okinawa Karate focuses […]

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What is Okuri-tsuki? And How To Do it Correctly?

By Derick Kirkham What is Okuri-tsuki? Hopefully this article will unravel any misconceptions that surround this neglected and under-used technique. The word Okuri in this application referred to as a meaning for “to slide”. But […]

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Andre Bertel confessed in a recent blogpost that his hardest Dan examination was godan. He also understand Karate as self-defense.
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Karate as Self-defense: Andre Bertel’s Shotokan

By Dr. Christian Tribowski We admit: We like Andre Bertel´s style of Karate. His refreshing understanding of Shotokan Karate as self-defense and its application to real fighting situations deserve more attention. Real Fights are Different […]

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