Posts tagged karate

Masters Of Karate Anko Itosu

Masters Of Karate Anko Itosu

Master Anko Itosu, after being one of the driving forces behind the push to get karate into Okinawan schools, he is also considered by many, to be the main reason karate spread to mainland Japan and then the rest of the world! Anko Itosu was born in 1831 and died in 1915. He was small […]

Karate And The Fujian Quan (boxing) o...

Karate And The Fujian Quan (boxing) or White Crane Connection

Below is a facsinating video, looking at the connection between karate and White Crane Kung Fu. One of the founders of  karate, Master Kanryo Higaonna, travelled from Okinawa to fujian province in China, to study martial arts. He studied under a kung fu master by the name of Ryu Ryu Ko, although there is no […]

The Difference Between A Person Of Do...

The Difference Between A Person Of Do (The Way) And A Little Person

Many years ago, my sensei told me a story, A student once asked his sensei, “What is the difference between a person of Do (the way) and a little person?” The sensei replies, “It is simple. When the little person receives their first dan black belt, they can hardly wait to run home and shout […]

Shotokan Karate Exercise For Back Kic...

Shotokan Karate Exercise For Back Kick (Ushiro Geri)

Ushiro geri is one of the strongest shotokan karate kicks and executed by someone who reall has a full understanding of the techniue, this kick can be devastating! One of the common mistakes when practicing the shotokan karate back kick or ushiro geri, is the over spin! Karateka (someone who practices karate) spin to do […]