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Women of Shotokan: Miki Nakamachi

By Dr. Christian Tribowski The spirit of Shotokan Karate Do leads to an attitude of budo and a splendid posture. Miki Nakamachi has both and teaches both in an admirable way. Although she has suffered […]

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Women of Shotokan: Ildikó Rédai

By Dr. Christian Tribowski To get yourself up and back to competions after a torn ACL is a huge challenge and requires endurance, persistance, and a strong will. Ildikó Rédai, our today´s Woman of Shotokan, […]

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Women of Shotokan: Holly Rye

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Today, we are going to portrait Holly Rye in the Women of Shotokan section. Holly Rye is 33 years old and lives currently in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from Kent, England, she […]

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Thomas Prediger says that Sport Karate is a "perverted system".
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Traditional Shotokan: What is traditional about it?

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Many masters, associations, and Karateka claim to practice traditional Shotokan. They usually do this in order to distinguish their Karate from what is called Sports Karate. A precise definition what traditional […]

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Shotokan Karate Philosophy – Diverse and Confusing

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Have you ever found yourself in a deep discussion about Shotokan Karate Philosophy? Have you ever felt torn apart between different aspects of Shotokan like bushido on the one hand and […]

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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Andre Bertel: His “hardest” Dan Examination!

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Everyone, who has seen or heard something about Andre Bertel, comes to the following conclusion: not much could make him lose his inner balance. He always seems to be under control […]

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Product Review: Daedo Gi Quality Insufficient

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Daedo under Review A few days ago, Sensei Erkan Kemir from Cologne, Germany, sent us a product review for the Daedo Shihan Karategi. Daedo is a Spanish martial arts gear producer. […]