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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4 Oct, 2015


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Honbu 1971 consisted of a basement where there were changing rooms and showers. The first floor was the entrance and a small dojo, the second floor was the main dojo and then the office and finally Sosai's living quarters. I lived behind Honbu at the uchi-deshi apartment.

28 Sep, 2015

Kihon application

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In this clip I am showing some application ideas of mawashi uke and kake uke. I also let the students practise different levels of bunkai in groups and make them analyse different techniques so they can come up with their own ideas. This helps them to understand what they are [...]

11 Aug, 2015

Outside training 1972

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On the left that's me under the famous winter camp water fall. While most students did not really stand directly under the water I decided I would. Which meant I had a bad headache from the water pounding on my head, good days. On the right is me trying to [...]

19 Jul, 2015


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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 [...]

25 May, 2015

When do you start preparing to train?

By |May 25, 2015|Karate, My thoughts, Philosophy|0 Comments

Are you the kind of person who runs into the dojo at the very last minute and then thinks about Training? Most of us like to get to the dojo at a reasonable time in order to stretch and warm up a Little. My blog this time is about when [...]