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Etiquette and Respect (Rei 礼)

REI (礼) One of the most important things in Martial Arts is the Bow as you need to show Respect, especially when you enter the Dojo or when you encounter others before you begin. Always Bow to your Sensei! The … Continue reading

Kaizen 改善

“Kaizen 改善” In the Japanese language the word Kaizen is derived from two Kanji, the first ‘Kai’ 改, meaning ‘change,’ and the second ‘zen’ 善, meaning ‘good. ‘ Hence the literal meaning of the word being ‘change for the better’ … Continue reading

Senshin (先心)

Senshin (先心), can be translated as “compassionate heart” or “mind of compassion.” Also means “purified spirit or enlightened mind”. In the context of martial arts, Senshin represents a mindset that combines strength and skill with a deep sense of compassion and … Continue reading

Zanshin (残心)

Zanshin (残心) First kanji 残 means remain or attach. Second kanji 心 means heart or mind. When two characters are combined, it is generally translated as “lingering mind.” Zanshin refers to a mental and physical state of attentiveness, awareness, and … Continue reading

Philosphy behind candle blowing with karate punch

The philosophy behind blowing out a candle with a karate punch is rooted in the principles of Karatedo, such as discipline, focus, and control. In martial arts, practitioners strive for perfection in their technique, and the act of blowing out … Continue reading

The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

Karate (空手)

Karate (空手); Japanese pronunciation: [kaɾate] is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), “hand”; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese Martial Arts…

4 principles of Budo 武道の4つの原則

武道の4つの原則Budo no 4 gensoku From the Shitoryu Karatedo philosophies by Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni.4 Elements of Martial Arts 1- Ichi Gan: Vision or eye contact (eyes), footwork (legs), mind (spirit), and strength (muscles) are the four essential elements of martial arts. … Continue reading

Eight most important elements in Okinawan karate

沖縄空手の「八大要素」= Okinawa karate no 「Hachidai youso」 Meaning : Eight most important elements in Okinawan karate フェーサ 速さ= Feesa – Hayasa Meaning : Speed アティファ 破壊力 = Atifa – HakairyokuMeaning : Destructive force/power チンクチ 締め = Chinkuchi – ShimeMeaning : Tightening チュラサ 美しさ = Churasa – UtsukushisaMeaning … Continue reading

APUKO Referee Seminar 1990

Participation at the International Referee Seminar at the Asian Pacific Union of Karate-do Organizations, Jakarta, Indonesia July 1990.