In the sixteenth century, a principle of hierarchy was introduced in the Japanese martial arts under the name “Menkyo”. The master was then giving his disciple a certificate in the form of a calligraphed roll, testifying the technical and mental Lire la suite The true meaning of Karate ranks
You are fond of martial arts but you do not go to classes as often as you wish to. Sometimes for bad reasons and there are a lot of them : tiredness, workload, aches and pains in your back / knees / wrists Lire la suite 10 Reasons for not Missing any Karate Training
Figure it out, in three years of karate, I have learnt only one kata! During class, my sensei made me ‘repeat the same kata hundreds of time, for hours, days, months, until he considered I had assimilated it and understood Lire la suite Why I have learnt only one kata in three years
Shōtōkan Karate is the most popular style in the world (80% of karate federation members practice this style in France). On an international level, the World Karate Federation (WKF) recognizes four schools of karate: Gōjū-ryū, Shitō-ryū, Shōtōkan, and Wadō-ryū. However, Lire la suite What is the very best style of karate?