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Making the Grade

As many of you may know, whether through my writing or through talking to me, the concept of Shu-Ha-Ri is very important in my approach…

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The Importance of Jiyu Kumite – Part One – The Principle

by Steve Bailes, 4th Dan, Blackwater Valley Shotokan Karate In my last article I wrote in depth about the important elements of jiyu ippon kumite,…

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If The Answer is Kata, What’s the Question?

By Robey Jenkins, Ist Dan, HDKI England If kata is the answer, what’s the question? In our last shinbun, I waved aside the modern fixation…

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Kihon is Kumite

Kihon is Kumite By Steve Bailes 4th Dan HDKI (Blackwater Valley Shotokan) I often ask the questions “Why and What and How we train lots…

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How Should We Focus Our Training

How should we focus our training? by Wayne Cottle, HDKI California In the last few years, I have spent a lot of time on the…

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