Gigo Funakoshi had a more fighting oriented approach. With him the aspect of self-defense became prominent in Shotokan Karate Philosophy.

Makiwara Monday

Some love it, some hate it. However, it does not matter what you think about it, the Makiwara is an integral training device for Shotokan Karate. Kime (jap. 決め), endurance, timing, precision, and hardening of […]