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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.

Kata 2rd dan Kanku-Dai

Kanku-Dai: Looking to the sky

Kanku-Dai or the look towards the sky is the longest Shotokan Kata ... With no less than 65 movements, Kanku-Dai is the longest, but it's certainly not the hardest to achieve. Kanku-Dai is very particular for ...


Kata Bunkai avec Johnny Gence Sensei

(Video at the end of the article!) 07 / 04 / 2013: For the second time, Johnny Gence Sensei came to do an internship at my club in Langres. It was a real success, not only thanks to the performance of Johnny, but also ...

Diverse Caligraphy of 20 Precepts of Gichin Karateo Funakoshi

The Twenty Precepts of Karateo

Master Gichin Funakoshi in his quest to guide the karate practitioner has left us a collection of 20 precepts to apply daily. Any karateka must follow its basic principles which are just as important if not ...

Kata 1st dan Kosa Ashi in Tekki Shodan

Tekki Shodan, the iron rider

Tekki Shodan ... is the first kata of the Tekki series or iron rider. In fact he would be the only one really from an ancient Kata known as Naifanchi; due to the position Naifanchi Dachi who ...

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Karate Kata: the 30 Katas from Shotokan

Karate Kata: the 30 Katas of Shotokan Many of you ask for documents about Katas and I understand you. Indeed, it is so convenient to have an educational support to refine the details of a Kata or to ...

Strikes Mawashi Empi Uchi

Empi Uchi: Nudge

Empi Uchi or the elbow ... is a very powerful technique of attack or against very short distance (hand-to-hand). For all Karate techniques, I often explain that everything starts from the center of the body, ...

Kata 1st dan Heian Sandan: double blocking

Heian Sandan: anchor your positions !!!

Heian Sandan: anchor your positions !!! Heian Sandan is in my opinion the kata of the basic positions of Shotokan Karate, with the appearance for the first time of Kiba-Dachi, the position of the rider and the Heisoku Dachi position ...

Passage of grade order karate belts

Passage of Karate Rank or Belt

A passage of rank or belt of karate that it is to the club, for the different Kyu or in front of an official jury for the Dan is often synonymous with stress and questions of all kinds: Will I be at the ...

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