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The Oss-Controversy: A Reply by Michael Ehrenreich on Andreas Quast

The Starting Point of the Oss-Controversy Last weekend, we published the excellent article by Andreas Quast “To “Oss”, or Not to “Oss”? The Difficult History of Oss!“. It caused the Oss-Controversy. Andreas historically reconstructed in […]

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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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40th Anniversary of Shin Gi Tai Karate-Do Aarau Switzerland

On December first the Shin Gi Tai Karate-do Aarau celebrated its 40th anniversary with a weekend course led by Kanazawa Kancho, Koga Shihan, and Aarau’s chief instructor and founder, Racca Sensei, and a roaring celebration […]

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The origin of Karate

So Karate means “Empty Hand”. At least today it does. But that was not always the case. How come that experienced practitioners start using Kobudo weapons as well? Not so empty handed any more. Well, […]

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Master Camp

Have a look at this occurance when Okazaki Shihan 10th Dan, Kanazawa Shihan 10th Dan and Ochi Shihan 9th Dan meet and give a seminar. This Master Camp was held in 2007 under the cover […]

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Makiwara Monday: Classic!

The Makiwara is a very classical training tool that has already been utilized by the early Okinawa masters. Its development is an exciting part of Karate history. In order to make the study of the […]

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Students at the Takudai Karate Club: The training was very tough. Harassment and discipline were deemed necessary to create strong Karateka.
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Once upon a time at the Takudai Karate Dojo

The most of you have heard many legends about the training at the Takudai Dojo before. For instance, endurance training like bunny hopping upstairs or bunny hopping two rounds on the track pulling an old […]