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.

Photographs from the blog

/Photographs from the blog

Are you a consumer?

I was watching a TV programme about why and how we became a society of consumers. It seems that we [...]

Distance. (Maai)

Whenever I am driving to the dojo I always try to keep a safe distance from the car in front [...]

Is kiai a lost art?

It seems that wherever I go in the world Kiai is slowly disappearing. Its slowly being replaced by something that [...]

Demonstration Frölunda Torg

Saturday 6th September we performed a small demonstration at Frölunda shopping centre. We had some flyers to hand out and [...]

Summer training

This is one of the reasons we have steps outside the dojo. Sometimes you have to test yourself in different [...]

Interview

The other day I sat down with Sensei Annika from Banzai and Sempai Reine who is the Chairman of Gothenburgs [...]

Uchi-dechi 1971-1972

During my two years in Japan apart from the training there were lots of publicity photographs. At the time I [...]

Handstand very popular in Honbu

Sosai liked to see if you could do handstands. At the end of every training there were sit-ups, push ups [...]

Training in Honbu 1971

Photographs from Honbu, there were always photographers at the dojo taken some kind of publicity photos and writing stories. These [...]

On the beach training

Sosai would often take photographs with the foreigners and instructors at the summer camps. I think this is from the [...]

100-man kumite

During the early weeks Sosai said that I must try the HUNDRED MAN FIGHT. I said osu and that was [...]

In the forest…

This photograph was taken the first year I was living in Japan. I am not sure where it was taken. [...]