Category Archives: General

The Problem Today with Bunkai

So the arguments and discussions continue on the web about “bunkai”. Is it any surprise that no consensus has been reached? We have a misinterpreted word with bad translations and a general misunderstanding about its purpose and suddenly everyone has … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of Bunkai?

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between bunkai, oyo and henka?  Check out this video for an overview and explanation of all three. http://youtu.be/oQTS2MykPjI      

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Shotokan Home Training Video

Here is the latest video from the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel. This video offers some ideas on how to train at home by yourself and focuses on basic kihon techniques. You can join in with the video and get a … Continue reading

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Live Online Classes!

Thank you to all of the visitors and supporters of this site and also of the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel and Facebook page. I have been working over the past months to find a platform and method for delivering live … Continue reading

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Recent Updates – September 2012

The Shotokan Sensei website is an ever expanding project.  It began with the YouTube channel, then this site was added and now new projects are in the works… Earlier this month, the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel hit 1,000,000 views, which … Continue reading

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ONE MILLION views on the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel

Hi Everyone, I want to let you know the good news that the Shotokan Sensei YouTube channel just hit 1,000,000 views.  It is thanks to all of you and the very many people who have supported the channel and this … Continue reading

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Karate Spirit

I once asked Master Kanazawa, “What is the most important aspect of karate?” He answered, “Seishin”. “Seishin” means ‘spirit’, not in the religious sense, but in the sense of personal identity and of what we represent in life. This video … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Black Belt

The effort to attain the black belt should not be taken lightly and once attained the responsibility should be taken seriously. This video talks about the importance of the black belt as it relates to your overall training.

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Books: Karate – The Complete Kata by Hirokazu Kanazawa

If you only ever buy one book on the technical aspect of Shotokan karate then this book must be it! Karate: The Complete Kata is written by one of the world’s leading karate masters, and arguably the most famous Shotokan … Continue reading

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The Trip of a Lifetime

I was born and raised in England for 22 years, lived in Germany for 1 year, Japan for 3 years and now the United States for over 10 years. I have traveled throughout Europe and also South-East Asia. As you … Continue reading

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