Masatoshi Nakayama: The CEO of Shotokan Karate

By Patrick Donkor and Dr. Christian Tribowski Masatoshi Nakayama was a unique personality in many regards. However, no person has done more to expand Shotokan karate around the the World than him. As a long time […]


What is Zanshin? – The State of A Fighting Mind

By Thomas D. McKinnon What does Zanshin mean? Literally translated, zanshin means ‘left over or remaining heart /spirit/mind’. However, for the dedicated karateka, it means the state of total awareness. Being still within, while aware […]

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Hajime! We report from the Takudai Seminar 2018 in Munich

こんにちは (konnichiwa) from the Takudai Seminar 2018 in Munich! We have successfully launched our page. From now on, we will provide you with the latest information and media about the international Shotokan World. To begin […]