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.
22 Feb, 2016

Where have I put my glasses or car keys?

By |Feb 22, 2016|Karate, My thoughts, Technique|0 Comments

You may think what is Shihan Collins thinking about with a title about glasses and car keys. When I have a group of businesspersons for a seminar, I always use this as an example about staying focused at work. How many times have you put down your car keys and [...]

10 Feb, 2016

Sayonara Party 1975

By |Feb 10, 2016|Karate|0 Comments

Singing was a very popular pastime at the sayonara parties in the early days. The master of ceremonies would call on someone to start and then he would ask the next person to sing etc. Having lived in Japan I was aware of what was going on so I had [...]

3 Feb, 2016

World Tournament 1979

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Second world tournament 1979, fifth place. I had decided that this would be my last competition whatever the result. At the time I was teaching full time and to continue competing at such a high level would take to much time. So time to stop.

27 Jan, 2016

Uchi-dechi 1971-1972

By |Jan 27, 2016|Karate|3 Comments

During my two years in Japan apart from the training there were lots of publicity photographs. At the time I did not appreciate them but now I value the memories they give me of my days at Honbu. Camps, grading's and competitions.

20 Jan, 2016


By |Jan 20, 2016|Karate|0 Comments

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.