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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.

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19 Jul, 2015

Humility

By |Jul 19, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts|0 Comments

Humility to be humble is part of who we are, after all line five of Dojo Kun says that we should never forget the true meaning of humility. Yet for many, lets say senior grades, who should understand a little about being humble, this is slowly being forgotten. I have read [...]

30 Mar, 2015

Are we keeping up with the times?

By |Mar 30, 2015|Image highlights, My thoughts|12 Comments

In the beginning there was the point system or no contact competitions, then semi contact and full contact and so on, today there are many ways in which you can compete, it's a matter of taste. I suppose kyokushin started it off by having what we call knockdown competitions, after [...]

12 Jan, 2015

Are you a consumer?

By |Jan 12, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts, Philosophy|1 Comment

I was watching a TV programme about why and how we became a society of consumers. It seems that we get tired of things quickly, we are led to believe that we need something new. The mobile market is a good example, you should always have the newest mobile phone [...]

9 Dec, 2014

Distance. (Maai)

By |Dec 9, 2014|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts|0 Comments

Whenever I am driving to the dojo I always try to keep a safe distance from the car in front of me, a thinking distance that give me time to react in case of an emergency. I am sure that most of you do the same. So I have this [...]

2 Oct, 2014

Is kiai a lost art?

By |Oct 2, 2014|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts|1 Comment

It seems that wherever I go in the world Kiai is slowly disappearing. Its slowly being replaced by something that sounds like an old steam train. Kiai should represent a combination of energy and technique culminating in ichigeki, the final blow the finishing technique. What we have now sounds like [...]