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.


10 Feb, 2016

Sayonara Party 1975

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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 [...]

12 Jan, 2016

Well it’s over…

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Well it’s over, Christmas and the new year celebrations are slowly becoming a distant memory. 2015 was a big year for Göteborgs Karate Kai, we celebrated our 50 years anniversary and it was fifty years ago i walked into a dojo. I cannot even start to sum up what has [...]

12 Dec, 2015

Be the best you can…

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Be the best you can, what does that mean to you? I just watched a program about a famous sushi chef who has been making sushi all his life,  everyday he tries to improve on what he did the day before trying to be the best he can be. Will [...]

11 Nov, 2015

Japan 2015

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Well by know everyone is back in their own countries after a hectic few days in Japan. The World tournament is only held every four years, but what a tournament, on the final day Tokyo metropolitan Gymnasium was sold out. The atmosphere was electric, for those who had travelled from [...]

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.