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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1 Nov, 2015

Familiarity breeds contempt

By |Nov 1, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts, Philosophy|0 Comments

We are supposed to have a Budo style of Karate but sometimes we forget and become too familiar with our Semapi, calling them by their first name for example. Or when having a photograph taken with them and putting your arms on their shoulders and just hanging there, or just [...]

19 Jul, 2015


By |Jul 19, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts|0 Comments

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 [...]

30 Mar, 2015

Are we keeping up with the times?

By |Mar 30, 2015|Image highlights, My thoughts|12 Comments

In the beginning there was the point system or no contact competitions, then semi contact and full contact and so on, today there are many ways in which you can compete, it's a matter of taste. I suppose kyokushin started it off by having what we call knockdown competitions, after [...]

12 Jan, 2015

Are you a consumer?

By |Jan 12, 2015|Image highlights, Karate, My thoughts, Philosophy|1 Comment

I was watching a TV programme about why and how we became a society of consumers. It seems that we get tired of things quickly, we are led to believe that we need something new. The mobile market is a good example, you should always have the newest mobile phone [...]