Karate basics in action

Kyusho – anatomically vulnerable points of human body

In order to execute effective karate blow, It is necessary to learn basics of human anatomy, physiology and first aid. This knowledge is called – kyusho. Read more…

Shorin ryu kata origins

We practice 8 major Shorin ryu katas. Some people say that this is not enough, but we say it is to much. Read more…

Hojo undo – supplemental training

Hojo undo is supplementary exercises where one uses various implements and aids to encourage and develop ambidextrous physical strength, stamina, muscle co-ordination, speed and posture. Read more…

Kihon Kumite

I would like to present our beginners program. We do not work with children, so this program is designed for adults. Read more…

tomari passai bunkai

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Karate development – photo story

Ryukyu kingdom had strong culutural, trading and political relations with China for centuries. Also, 1609. when samurai Satsuma clan invaded Okinawa, Japan secured its presence. Read more…

forms of okinawa karate

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Kumite

Kumite (sparring) is form used to practice techniques of kata, under more realistic conditions, in which by prearrangement between participants, one applies offensive and the other defensive technique. Read more…

Okinawan Bubishi – What did karate look like before 1900?

I started with my karate training in traditional shotokan club. Back then, karate was meant for self-defense, wherefore kata was principle method of training. Read more…

tinbei & rochin

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48 techniques of okinawa karate (part II)

I spent several years studying ancient okinawan manuscript Bubishi. This article is part 2. of my interpretation and bunkai applications. At least it shows diversity of original okinawan self defense method that will later be famous under new name – “Karate”.  Read more…

Sensei Itosu 10 percepts

Tode did not develop from the way of Buddhism or Confucianism. In the recent past Shorin-ryu and Shorei-ryu were brought over from China.
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Dojo kun and old wisdoms

These are some basic proverb that you should keep in mind when practicing karate. Dojo kun means basic principles of karate school.

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48 techniques of okinawa karate (part III)

I spent several years studying ancient okinawan manuscript Bubishi. This article is part 1. of my interpretation and bunkai applications. At least it shows diversity of original okinawan self defense method that will later be famous under new name – “Karate”.  Read more…

48 techniques (part I)

I spent several years studying ancient okinawan manuscript Bubishi. This article is part 1. of my interpretation and bunkai applications. At least it shows diversity of original okinawan self defense method that will later be famous under new name – “Karate”.  Read more…