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Women of Shotokan: Sandra Hoogerdijk Joannes

“There is something magical about Shotokan Karate!” says Sandra Hoogerdijk Joannes, SKIF Kumite World Champion Masters 50+ of 2019. We could not agree more. However, Sandra lost this magic once. After being a very successful […]

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Kumite Classics: Masao Kagawa vs. Georg Best

Usually, Masao Kagawa´s style is nothing but splendid. But the following match was not the most beautiful fight. On the other hand, it still belongs to the most exciting matches in the history of Shotokan. […]

Women of Shotokan

Women of Shotokan: Hiyori Kanazawa

Last weekend, Hiyori Kanazawa achieved what she had dreamed of: She became grand champion (1th place in kumite and 2nd in Kata) at the SKIF world championship in Czech Republic. We think it is time […]

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Master of the Masters: Katsunori Tsuyama

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 […]

Kihon practice during a seminar in Munich!
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Rough Old Days! Kumite in the 90’s

Some people deem the old days always as good. However, they were just rough sometimes. Yesterday, Sensei Erkan Kemir from Germany, sent us a video from 1991. It shows a Shobu Ippon match during a […]

Ueda Daisuke applies Sen no sen and intercepts the Kizami-Zuki of his opponent.
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Ueda Daisuke, Sen no sen, and Ikken Hissatsu

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Ueda Daisuke is an extraordinary Karateka and easy to underestimate. The reason for this assessment is his physic. He is a little heavy for a fighter with his speed. For his […]