[ FEATURE ] About the development and impact of competition Karate…

  In our series of articles written in view of the current crisis and to complement your physical training, please find a short piece looking at the development of sport karate in the 20th century, its relation to Budō, its influence on Kumite, Kata and Kihon, as well its impact on the evolution of karate as a whole… Osu… “It is not important to be …

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[ FEATURE ] Karate : a brief history of time…

  “The only thing constant in life is change.” Heraclitus (535-475 BC) Over the past few weeks, events in the world – and sadly closer to home – have brought dramatic changes to the way our modern societies operate as well as to the way we interact with each other. In our karate circles, physical dojos have been replaced by virtual dojos all over the …

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[ FEATURE ] Some feedback about our training with Masao KAGAWA Shihan …

What an opportunity… On the 7th of March, some of us had the pleasure to train with a renowned karateka, Masao Kagawa Shihan (9th Dan). Born in Osaka in 1955, he won many competitions in the eighties and early nineties (refer to his impressive CV below !) and he is currently the Chief Instructor of the Japanese Karate Shoto-federation (JKS). The course started with a …

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[ FEATURE ] The December 2019 edition of the Lion is now available online (清水の舞台から飛び降りる)

The December 2019 edition of the Lion can now be found and downloaded from the Lion Archive. Access miscellaneous updates about the club, feedback about recent seminars, a bit of history, and much more… 清水の舞台から飛び降りる (kiyomizu-no-butai-kara-tobi-o-riru) ! (open the Lion to find out !)

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[ FEATURE ] Shin Gohon Kumite & Tai Sabaki (体捌き)

  A thought following the grading session that took place last Sunday… Shin Gohon Kumite … A set introduced as you progress through the syllabus and take your 3rd Kyu examination (brown belt). In this particular set (or rather set of sets),  basic Shotokan defences (such as those used in Gohon Kumite) are evolved, with a view to enforce the teaching of evasion, or Tai …

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[ FEATURE ] The March / June 2019 edition of the Lion is now available online (案ずるより産むが易し)

  The March / June 2019 edition of the Lion can now be found and downloaded from the Lion Archive. Updates about the club, feedback about the Price Sensei seminar, a bit of history, and much more… 案ずるより産むが易し (Anzuru yori umu ga yasushi) ! (open the Lion to find out !)

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