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Masatoshi Nakayama: The CEO of Shotokan Karate

By Patrick Donkor and Dr. Christian Tribowski Masatoshi Nakayama was a unique personality in many regards. However, no person has done more to expand Shotokan karate around the the World than him. As a long time […]

Jonas during his debute fight in Karate Combat.
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Karate Combat: Why I Compete in it!

By Jonas Correia Last year we were introduced to a professional Karate league where renowned semi-contact karate athletes fought in full contact rules in a competition quite different from what we are used to see. […]

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Women of Shotokan: Kellan Lyman

Wisdom does not emerge with age. It emerges with experience. Although, Kellan Lyman is only 28 years old, she has practiced Shotokan now for more then 20 years. The training has had a huge effect […]

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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 […]

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Master Camp

Have a look at this occurance when Okazaki Shihan 10th Dan, Kanazawa Shihan 10th Dan and Ochi Shihan 9th Dan meet and give a seminar. This Master Camp was held in 2007 under the cover […]