There are many of us who use exotic titles before our names, such as Shihan or Hanshi etc. Are we eligible to these titles or is it that some people just give themselves the title. First what do they mean, perhaps not an easy question because after all they are [...]
I have been debating with myself whether to write the following blog or not as it may seem a little egoistic, but after some thought I decided to go ahead after all this is a blog. I have to turn back the clock a few years to when I started [...]
This week we went through the pinans with the 10-7 kyu. They tried hard but kata is not easy, there are too many things to think about at the same time. First they have to learn the pattern of the kata which way to turn etc. then from there they [...]
A long walk to the top, pictured here with some of the instructors. Sosai mentioned about continuing upwards without a rest. Hard to do under these circumstances, it was cold and icy but everyone made it without any injuries. The rest of the camp was at sea level and inside [...]
Found an old photograph from the old days. Shihan Attila, the founder of Gothenburgs Karate Kai myself and Gerhard Draxler who was the chairman of my dojo. We were all in Japan for the 3rd World tournament.