What is Kumite?

Kumite is the Japanese word for “sparring.” It is a form of karate training that involves fighting against a real opponent. Kumite is the most competitive of the three main karate training methods (kihon, kata, and kumite). There are many different types...

What is Kata?

Shotokan is a style of karate that was developed by Gichin Funakoshi and his son Yoshitaka. Funakoshi was born in Okinawa and is credited with popularizing karate do, or the “karate way.” Kata is a Japanese word that means “form.” It is a...

What is Kihon?

Kihon is Japanese for “basics” or “fundamentals.” It is the practice and repetition of the basic techniques of karate. Kihon is essential for developing proper karate technique, and it is practiced by students of all levels. Why is Kihon...

SHOTOKAN DOJO KUN

Shotokan Karate dojo kun serves as a set of five guiding principles, recited at the end of each training session in most styles, intended to frame the practice within an ethical context 一、人格 完成に 努める こと Hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni, tsutomeru koto Strive for the...

Karate: A Brief History

The martial art of karate originated in the Ryukyu Kingdom, a sovereign nation that existed on the Okinawa Islands from the 14th to the 19th centuries. The Ryukyuans were a skilled and resourceful people, and they developed karate as a means of self-defense in the...

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