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.


8 Apr, 2016

Practicing Kata

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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 [...]

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 [...]

21 Aug, 2014

Saiha kata and bunkai

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Saiha or Saifa the second part of the name is usually pronounced "ha", but due to the Okinawan influence, it is pronounced "fa", giving us Saifa. The translation of the name can vary depending on your own style but generally it means to smash and tear apart and maximum destruction. [...]

8 May, 2014

Practicing with the Yudansha…

By |May 8, 2014|Karate, Technique, Videos|0 Comments

Practicing with the Yudansha and time to look at Mawashi Uke and what we can do with it. This is one of the basic combinations that I teach in order to try and understand the block. There are many ways to use Mawashi Uke, but always keep in mind the [...]

20 Mar, 2014

Kata update

By |Mar 20, 2014|Image highlights, Karate, Teaching, Technique|2 Comments

It's time to go through the kata updates, first with my sensei who will in turn pass them on to the students. Nobody had any real big problems with any of the technique so that was positive. Over the years whenever there were some kind of change I would hear [...]