Tag Archives: karate
Many people believe that the main purpose of makawawa training in Karate is to harden the knuckles. Whilst it does obviously do this, this is a secondary function. It has much more to do with correct alignment and body structure than most people ever imaged. Find out more here. Continue reading
A wonderfully frank and and open interview with Shihan Kousaku Yokota, 8th Dan Shotokan Karate about his fears on the direction of mainstream Karate, practical kata bunkai, his new book “Shotokan Myths” and more. Continue reading
When faced with a street preditor, how do you keep your calm?
How do you stop the fear and panic?
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For self defense it helps if you can move naturally and nothing is more natural than breathing. However, for years many Karateka have not really breathed properly, creating tension, wasting energy and generally slowing themselves down.
With much rivalry between Karate and Tae Kwo Do, I take a look at what are the real differences and caused them. Continue reading