Yuki Nocilla belongs to the highly talented karatekas of her generation. Just last weekend, she proved again her class and won the German Championships. We take this as an occasion to portray Yuki Nocilla and […]
By Dr. Christian Tribowski Have you ever thought about who the master of Shotokan masters might be? Who trains or has trained, for instance, Tatsuya Naka? The answer is: Katsunori Tsuyama. Although he is widely […]
by Florian Wiessmann Last week, our reader Giuseppe from Italy raised some questions about the relationship of Kihon, Kata, and Kumite. For him it seemed as if their is no direct connection between the three. […]
Shotokan Karate is not self-explaining. However, especially elderly Senseis follow the strict Japanese and Zen Buddhist tradition that learning means observing not listening. While this can be a good approach to gain deeper insights. Many […]
In the last two weeks, our friends from WaKu Dojo in Tokyo showed us their approach how to move in Zenkutsu-Dachi and how to execute a Choku-Zuki. Their Zenkutsu-approach caused some controversy. For some it […]
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This is part 7 of the pictures series about the Takudai seminar 2018 in Munich. Please, share, mark friends and yourself. Oss!
After Shihan Murakami taught the group the main techniques of Heian Nidan he went on to the Bunkai, the application of the Kata. For Part I.