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...

Originally published July 17, 2019 on The Shotokan Times.

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 on her as she sa...

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...

June 6, 2019

It is very interesting to notice the several similarities and duplicates within Shotokan kata. Whether found in a relatively easier kata and/or in a more advanced kata, upon close examination, similarities are to be found. When looked at from this perspective, the natu...

May 10, 2019

Does this sound familiar?

“I just got back from a major tournament. I won 1st place in Kata.
However, I only got 2nd place in Kumite. Therefore, I know that I have
to train much more and devote much more time to develop my Kumite, so
I that can win 1st place in Kumite...

April 18, 2019

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April 5, 2019

Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt that way? Even a little
bit? Most probably, everyone who trains in Karate and/or has trained
in Karate has probably felt that way or said that at some time or
another. Let us look at some of the reasons why.

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