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History of martial arts

Shihan Kousaku Yokota’s New Book – “Shotokan Myths” (More Than Just Shotokan): Part 2

Shihan Kousaku Yokota’s New Book – “Shotokan Myths”, is now available. Continue reading

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Shihan Kousaku Yokota’s New Book – “Shotokan Myths” (More Than Just Shotokan)

Review of the new book, due out in mid December: Shotokan Myths, by Shihan Kousaku Yokota Continue reading

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New DVD: Inside Bassai Dai (Kata Bunkai)

New DVD on the Karate Kata, Bassai Dai and it’s bunkai Continue reading

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Bassai Dai (Passai): Grappling Kata?

A look at the origins of the kata Bassai Dai (Passai) and what the intentions of its author? Continue reading

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Why Did Karate Develop It’s Linear Technique?

Karate is largely based on Kung Fu. However, most Kung Fu is circular whilst Karate has become linear. Find out why and how this is still applicable today. Continue reading

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