Budo

Kyokushin is a way of life, a way of living, a lifestyle. Bushido is a code of conduct, where discipline and moral values are of the utmost importance a total commitment. For the Samurai it was to his master, death before dishonour. When there is no fear of death then you are free, this is Kyokushin Karate a total commitment.

Howard

/Howard Collins

About Howard Collins

I was awarded my 7th Dan by Sosai Mas Oyama in 1993, I am also one of the technical directors of the WKO (World Karate Organization) and chief instructor at Gothenburg's Karate Kai.
12 Jan, 2016

Well it’s over…

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Well it’s over, Christmas and the new year celebrations are slowly becoming a distant memory. 2015 was a big year for Göteborgs Karate Kai, we celebrated our 50 years anniversary and it was fifty years ago i walked into a dojo. I cannot even start to sum up what has [...]

17 Dec, 2015

Grading is over…

By |Dec 17, 2015|Image highlights, Karate|1 Comment

Well the dojo grading is over for this year. I changed the concept a little, making it a little harder for the students. Its not only a challenge for the students who do the grading but for those yudansha who must judge. After all we are all different, by age, body [...]

12 Dec, 2015

Be the best you can…

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Be the best you can, what does that mean to you? I just watched a program about a famous sushi chef who has been making sushi all his life,  everyday he tries to improve on what he did the day before trying to be the best he can be. Will [...]

11 Nov, 2015

Japan 2015

By |Nov 11, 2015|Camps, Image highlights, Karate|1 Comment

Well by know everyone is back in their own countries after a hectic few days in Japan. The World tournament is only held every four years, but what a tournament, on the final day Tokyo metropolitan Gymnasium was sold out. The atmosphere was electric, for those who had travelled from [...]

1 Nov, 2015

Familiarity breeds contempt

By |Nov 1, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts, Philosophy|0 Comments

We are supposed to have a Budo style of Karate but sometimes we forget and become too familiar with our Semapi, calling them by their first name for example. Or when having a photograph taken with them and putting your arms on their shoulders and just hanging there, or just [...]