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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.

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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.

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Sabrina Ouihaddadene, a karate star

Sabrina Yeshaddadene, a star of karate By teaching karate, I see that the attraction for this discipline has no age limit. I see younger people who practiced in their youth but could not find the time to ...

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Best karate sites

List (unofficial) of the best karate sites There is a lot of useful information for karateka on the internet but it is not always easy to find the best forums and karate sites. Living on the Internet has its advantages ...

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Reach your goals in karate

Achieving your goals in karate In karate as in many areas, achieving a goal is not always easy. Throughout your life, you will have to evolve and grow. Generations of women and men have done it before you ...

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Karate is not just a sport

What is karate ? Today, I would like to follow up on the article I made to you, not long ago when I said to you: "Karate is a sport": Clarifications: I explained to you why, for me, ...

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Karate is a sport

Karate is a sport Why is it a sport? We often hear that karate is not a sport but a martial art. I purposely called this article "karate is a sport", because there is always ...

Olympic Games

Christophe Pinna Olympic Games Goal 2020

Christophe Pinna: Goal 2020 Olympics Christophe Pinna, the great karate champion wishes to participate in the next 2020 Olympics in Tokyo! The most amazing thing is that it's been seventeen years since he's been competing with ...

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The Teachability Index

Teachability Index What does it mean? It means you must be teachable. Always be a student. Always have the desire to learn. When we talk about teaching, we often think of teachers and learning methods that allow us to learn something ...

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Hydration, beware of overheating

Hydration and overheating Are you thirsty when you do karate with your teacher? In clubs, it often happens that we do not drink. If you can not drink for an hour and a half of exercises ...

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Be your own teacher

Should you throw your teacher in the garbage? No, not at all, on the contrary. You must be your own teacher. You can use this method outside karate. This is valid for all lessons to remember. Be your ...

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The moral code of Karate-Do

The 12 virtues of the Karate-Do moral code As Karateka, you have surely heard of moral code. This code is transmitted from generation to generation and from teachers to students to maintain the state of mind ...

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The four stages of learning

4 Learning Steps Do you have problems retaining your karate techniques? During your studies, did you hear about the four stages of learning? It's not just about karate. You will find these ...

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Karate and self defense

Is karate self-defense? Do you practice self defense? Have you ever taken a specific course of self-defense? I am speaking first of all to those who have already seen or practiced self-defense sessions. You did not notice anything? Yes…

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