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 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.
20 Feb, 2017

What´s in a title?

By |Feb 20, 2017|Image highlights, My thoughts, Philosophy|2 Comments

There are many of us who use exotic titles before our names, such as Shihan or Hanshi etc.  Are we eligible to these titles or is it that some people just give themselves the title. First what do they mean, perhaps not an easy question because after all they are [...]

23 Aug, 2016

…students do not have the same passion.

By |Aug 23, 2016|Karate, My thoughts|7 Comments

I have been debating with myself whether to write the following blog or not as it may seem a little egoistic, but after some thought I decided to go ahead after all this is a blog. I have to turn back the clock a few years to when I started [...]

8 Apr, 2016

Practicing Kata

By |Apr 8, 2016|Image highlights, Karate, Teaching, Technique|0 Comments

This week we went through the pinans with the 10-7 kyu. They tried hard but kata is not easy, there are too many things to think about at the same time. First they have to learn the pattern of the kata which way to turn etc. then from there they [...]

17 Mar, 2016

German winter camp 2016

By |Mar 17, 2016|Camps, Image highlights, Karate|0 Comments

A long walk to the top, pictured here with some of the instructors. Sosai mentioned about continuing upwards without a rest. Hard to do under these circumstances, it was cold and icy but everyone made it without any injuries. The rest of the camp was at sea level and inside [...]

7 Mar, 2016

Japan 3rd World tournament

By |Mar 7, 2016|Image highlights, Karate|0 Comments

Found an old photograph from the old days. Shihan Attila, the founder of Gothenburgs Karate Kai myself and Gerhard Draxler who was the chairman of my dojo. We were all in Japan for the 3rd World tournament.