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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.

Combinations Kihon

Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi

Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi: I promised you at the end of the study of Tsugi-Ashi, here is finally a sequence of Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi. The principle is very simple: Remember, during this study, we had decomposed Tsugi-Ashi in two ...

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 ...

Combinations Kihon Circle alternation contraction / relaxation

Kihon: Combination of punches

Chaining Karate ... Here is a sequence of Kihon that should please you. Indeed it is again based on hip work, but also on the principle of the alternation between contraction and relaxation that we find ...

Combinations Kihon hip and pelvis

Kihon: hips rotation

The rotation of the hips in karate: One often speaks of rotation of the hips in karate but one should rather speak about rotation of the basin. Most of them refer to the hip by showing the pelvic bone of the pelvis in ...

Interviews Table of Contents Interview Johnny Gence Sensei

Exclusive interview of Johnny Gence Senseï

I had announced it to you, already more than one month, in the report of the training course in the Karate-Club of Langres, Johnny Gence Sensei did me the honor to accept an interview, and I was not disappointed . To be honest, I was even ...


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 ...