Karate and Fascia: A Fascinating Approach about Kime

Recently, scientist explored and proved the immense importance of the body’s fascia network for fitness and health of athletes. A well-trained and well-integrated fascial network optimizes both maximum performance and coordination. By including fascial consciousness […]

Shinji Akita in Malta

Shinji Akita in Malta: A Seminar Report

By Luke Rocco Between October 18 and 20, 2019, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese […]

Morio Higaonna during his Makiwara workout.

Shoshin?! The State of Mind for Studying Anything

By Thomas D. McKinnon ‘Shoshin’, (初心), translates to ‘Beginner’s mind’.  To quote the Zen master, Shunryu Suzuki: ‘In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.  A true […]

Kime is the central concept of Shotokan Karate

Pearl of wisdom

Don’t we love all the intellectual and mythic comments of our Japanese Karate Sensei? 技とは無から生ずる瞬間的和の芸術 Waza towa Mu kara shozuru shunkanteki Wa no Geijutsu A Waza is a Harmony of Art arising instantaneously from Nothingness […]


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 […]