June 29, 2020

Beginning Karate training is the beginning of what can be a lifelong journey. There are many reasons that people start training in Karate. And there will possibly be reasons that are discovered that were not reasons in the beginning of their training. And also some of...

June 29, 2020

The Japanese are a scrupulously clean people and Japan is a scrupulously clean country. Cleanliness and tidiness are a part of Japanese culture and tradition going back centuries and centuries. 

When visiting Japan, one will immediately notice the extreme lack of litter...

May 18, 2020

As we begin Phase One of the COVID-19 recovery process, no doubt there are feelings of trepidation, uncertainty and unfamiliarity. Even day-to-day activities that were once so second nature now feel somewhat alien to many. This may apply to all aspects of our lives. Li...

April 6, 2020

In this challenging time, many Karate-ka are devising ways to train at home alone. There are several ways to do this such as practicing Kata, training Kihon and practicing "imaginary Kumite." The 20th precept of the Shoto Niju kun is, "Tsune Shinen Kufu Seyo," which is...

December 6, 2019

One of the many wonderful things about practicing Karate- Do is that hundreds of thousands practice it worldwide. No matter where one may visit or move to, it is highly likely that there is a Karate dojo somewhere in that city, county, state or country or continent. Th...

October 4, 2019

Karate training has many more benefits than learning the triad basis of Karate training, (consisting of Kihon-basic techniques, Kata-formal prearranged sequences of self-defense techniques and Kumite-sparring), learning and training self-defense techniques, getting in...

July 9, 2019

In the current world of Youtube, Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, etc., nearly everything is obtainable nearly instantly. And that includes Karate as a subject. Want to know something about Karate? Look it up on the internet somewhere or other. Most likely what you are w...