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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.

My thoughts

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20 Dec, 2014

Its that time of year…

By |Dec 20, 2014|Karate, My thoughts|0 Comments

Its that time of year, Christmas is coming. Time to send cards to those people you think deserve a card. Do you send cards? or are you one of those people who send a mass email with the same message to everyone. Are you just lazy or is it that [...]

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 [...]

29 Oct, 2014

Balance

By |Oct 29, 2014|Karate, My thoughts|0 Comments

An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. That’s what it means if you look for an explanation and when we practice we strive to remain on balance at all times. We know that during training if we lose our balance we also lose [...]

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 [...]

29 Jul, 2014

Interview

By |Jul 29, 2014|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts|5 Comments

The other day I sat down with Sensei Annika from Banzai and Sempai Reine who is the Chairman of Gothenburgs Karate Kai and had an interview for my dojo 50 years celebration. We talked about the dojo, past, present and more importantly the future. Where do we go from here, [...]