This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
New video of Asai Sensei on Youtube
I've just uploaded a clip on Youtube of Asai Sensei, slapping yours truly around with various open hand techniques. The emphasis in this clip is namely karada no buki (the weapons of the body): Karada no buki demonstrated include fundamental techniques with 'Shuto' (the sword hand); 'Tate-shuto' (the vertical sword hand); 'Seiryuto' (the ox jaw hand); 'Teisho' (the palm heel); 'Koko' (the tiger mouth); and 'Kakuto' (the bent wrist).