All posts tagged okinawa karate

Interview with sensei Hohan Soken, Mutsumura’s grandson – part II

Interviewer: Can you tell me some more about your kata?

Sensei: I teach the Matsumura kata. The kata that I teach now arepinan shodan, pinan nidan, naihanchi shodan, naihanchi nidan, patsai-sho and dai, chinto, gojushiho, kusanku, rohai ichi-ni-san, and last, the hakutsuru. Read more…

December 2001 – Belgrade Traditional karate & kobudo demonstration

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Tsunami dojo plakat

III Budo Night April, 2003

Once again Tsunami dojo, presented okinawan karate and kobudo in front of several thousands spectators in Belgrade. Read more…

III Demonstration of martial arts – Belgrade 2003

Interview with Hohan Soken, Mutsumura’s grandson – part I

The following interview was conducted at the Kadena NCO Club located at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. Present were Soken Hohan and one of his senior student, Kise Fusei. Read more…

Kata, bunkai, tegumi… (7)

LETTER 7. – Sente no kata.

The context IMHO that Funakoshi was using the term “sente no kata” means that there is no first attack in the kata. Kata is ubiquitous for karate, the term we all know that has become synonymous with Uchinandi. Read more…