Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Circle With No Circumference Jeet Kune Do, ultimately, is not a matter of petty technique but of highly developed personal spirituality and physique. It is not a question of developing what has already been developed …

History of Goju Ryu Karate

This report is a summary of the information contained in Morio Higaonna’s book “The History of Karate”. While this report’s information is useful as an introduction to the history of Goju Ryu, serious students should …

What is Karate Kata?

Karate kata (formal exercises) was the only way karate was taught up until the 1930s. In the kata, all the elements of correct karate practice are stored. The vast majority of kata that are practiced …

Learn The Art of Kata Seduction

Masatoshi Nakayama Steps Earn your kata’s trust. Every suitor starts by claiming they are ready for commitment, that they will do whatever it takes to master the kata. Three months later, half of them have …

How To Truly Know Your Kata

I ask them to take a kata and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a kata and watch …

Karate Basics, Terminology and Okinawa History

Learning Karate is not only about the art itself, but the disciples must also learn about its culture. Karate originated from Okinawa, an island in between mainland China and Japan. The Okinawan people, however, speaks …