karate

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初段なり Becoming Shodan

I went to bed the night of May 17th, 2019, mentally preparing for the impossible: I was going to test for shodan the next day. But I never made it »

Why Kata?

If you walk into any traditional martial arts school, you'll see people doing kata. Kata are choreographed sequences comprised of methodical footwork, powerful blocks, and precise strikes. All techniques are »

心 Kokoro

It was midway through the spring of 2001 that I worked up the nerve to ask my mom if I could learn Karate. »