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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.

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...