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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.


Contraction and relaxation in the martial arts!

Note: I propose today a guest article, written by Fabien Noël, author of the Passion Martial blog. I let him introduce himself. Hello, I'm Fabien Noël from the Passion Martial blog. I am passionate about Martial Arts and Sports ...

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 ...


How to make your belt knot

Some time ago, I brought you the proof that you could all progress to be a black belt someday. But do you correctly fasten your belt? Well, firstly, if you do not know how to tie your belt, ...

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Kiba Dachi, the Roman art of Karate

Kiba-dachi, the Roman art of karate: After ZenKutsu Dachi and Kokutsu Dachi, Kiba dachi is the third fundamental stance in karate, but this time the weight of the body is not on the front leg or on the back leg ...


Is Karate a war art ???

In the preamble of the article on Taikyoku Nidan, I suggested that Karate was an art of war. However, following this article, I had a lot of reactions because some people think it's wrong. To be clear ...


Mawashi Geri: Round House Kick

Mawashi Geri, the circular kick: By starting this article, I realized that it was almost 3 months that we had not approached foot technique, since Mae Geri, the kick in front ...