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 […]


Product Review: Daedo Gi Quality Insufficient

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Daedo under Review A few days ago, Sensei Erkan Kemir from Cologne, Germany, sent us a product review for the Daedo Shihan Karategi. Daedo is a Spanish martial arts gear producer. […]


Shihan Murakami in Kazakhstan

SKIF Kazakhstan sent us this lovely picture today from a seminar with Shihan Manabu Murakami from the SKIF Honbu Dojo in Tokyo from April 2017.We hope they will have more seminar soon. Feel free to […]


Takudai 2018: Murakami teaching Kata I

Shihan Manabu Murakami is known as a very elegant, swift, and quick fighter. He is a two times SKIF Kumite World Champion. Beside that he is an excellent teacher with amazing technical and didactic skills. […]


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 […]