Author: Alexandre Bandelier

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It's Karate-Gi's birthday

Today karateka, I'm proud to present KARATE-GI, the world's largest choice of kimonos! ... and apparently please because it has already seduced hundreds of karateka in just one year. I present you all this here ...


The Kime: the explosion of energy

All the power sought in Karatedō is in the Kime (決 め). Kime is the spirit of decision, it is the culmination of Karate, the "materialization of a physical and mental tension that has reached its climax." For Roland Habersetzer (9e dan), the Kime is the "concentrated energy explosion at one point" [1]. It manifests itself in the cry of Kiai.


The Secret of the Way of the Karatedō (1 / 3): What is the Way

The Way, Master Funakoshi followed it since its beginnings around the year 1880, on the island of Okinawa. Others have been practiced before him, and so can we. The Way is indispensable to the practice of Karate - to that of "Art" as Gichin Funakoshi said - that is why Karatedō was born.

We have seen that the roots of the Karate Way derive in part from Buddhist values ​​- Bodhi and Saṃsāra - and that the Karatedō starts from the body to reach the spirit and unite the two. Let us now try to describe what the Way is, from the description given by Master Funakoshi.

My library

The book The Karate3G ™ Method is here!

The book The karate3G ™ Method is here! Today, I would like to talk to you about a project that is close to my heart! For quite some time, I have the idea to write a book in which I explain to people how to train (take ...

Books Aide Memoire du Karate

Karate memory aid, a book to remember nothing

Karate Aide-Mémoire Here is an article written by Philippe Laurent, a karate enthusiast and author of the Karate Aide-Mémoire book. You probably already know Philip through the many relevant comments he has already left on this blog. I…


Train during the summer

Train this summer! That's it, it's finally summer! But also for most clubs the end of the season for karate and the inaccessibility to the dojo ... Two months of rest, it's very good (and I'm ...