Articles & Interviews

Meikyo with a stick

We had a tremendous response to the last video featuring Shotokan Kata Sochin with & without a Bo, so here is another ‘informal' exercise of Shotokan Kata Meikyo with and without a Bo or Jo. This time with SKM Editor John Cheetham and SKM Secretary & Administrator Clare Worth, filmed recently in our own dojo..

Sochin Kata with a Bo

Many Shotokan Kata movements lend themselves very naturally to using the Bo or Jo. Here is an example of SOCHIN Kata with and without a Bo or Jo during a practice session filmed in 2017.

 

Legs Start The Action

I feel that when we make a typically long Shotokan style forward stance, for most students it’s virtually impossible to drive off the back leg to propel the hips and torso forward. The power starts from the legs just like in Boxing.

 

Kamikaze Karate Gi

Kamikaze Karate Gi

First Class Karate Equipment

REDEMPTION

REDEMPTION

Though this book is grounded in karate, the overarching theme of overcoming the past and persevering through adversity is universal.

The Legend of Taiji Kase

The Legend of Taiji Kase

We have just received the new Book, ‘THE LEGEND OF TAIJI KASE’ from Sachiko Kase, daughter of the late legendary Taiji Kase.

The Shôtôkan Karate Dictionary vol. 4

The Shôtôkan Karate Dictionary vol. 4

LARGER-NOW IN COLOUR

Paperback | Format: 180 mm x 257 mm | 296 pages | over 296 photographs

Shôtôkan-Kata no Curriculum

Shôtôkan-Kata no Curriculum

Training-System Shôtôkan-Kata no Curriculum

Training with Rick Hotton Sensei in Manchester, UK.

Training with Rick Hotton Sensei in Manchester, UK.

The evening of 18th September saw a small gathering of the ‘shotokan family’ converge on Red Sun Karate Dojo in Walkden, Manchester to train with Sensei Rick Hotton. The course was hosted by Colin Needham, who has known Rick for several years, through training at Rick’s, West Wind Karate Dojo in Sarasota, Florida.

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The magazine has been published since November 1984. Because it is a very specialised and Traditional magazine we only publish each quarter (March - June - September - December) . We do pride ourselves on featuring the most senior and famous Shotokan Senseis in the world in the magazine and it is totally non-political, we feature everyone from all the various organisations.

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