Dos and Don’ts in Karate Etiquette

Have you ever walked into a karate school and wondered what hierarchies and rigid bows were all about? Are you currently a new member of the karate studio and wondering what all the foreign words and chants mean? Or are you an avid student still wondering what it all means when you enter your “Mini […]

Karate Punches

For centuries martial arts instructors have trained students to deliver the most efficient and devastating punching techniques. In Okinawa, the same thing happened. The Karate Instructor perfects the Karate punch technique to penetrate the armor worn by the Samurai. Only after years of training and experimentation can Karate students attain this proficiency. In order to […]

The Importance of Humanity in Karate

Karate is made with the models provided by Kendo and Judo. It was meant to be a ‘style’ of Martial Arts itself but this never happened, maybe because of WW2, or maybe for some other reason. After all, the original school system gave birth to Shotokan-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, and Shito-Ryu. Goju-Ryu was developed much later and […]