Shotokan Karate as Royal Education

By Nicholas Kurian and Dr. Christian Tribowski A “Royal Education” has ancient origins. However, it has modern applications; it can generate exceptional leaders. Shotokan karate can be a royal education. We describe in this article […]


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 […]


Quote of the day: Learn from Kata!

This quote was provided to us by Jeff Christian. He attended a Gasshuku with Shuiseki Shihan Manabu Murakami of the SKIF in Houston, USA last week. Shihan Murakami made some remarks about how to understand […]