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.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Traditional Karate-Do Beach Training - Christchurch, New Zealand.
This morning a small group of karateka from the Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club did practice at North Beach from 6am. The training was initiated by a run and around 100 seiken choku-zuki and 50 mae-geri, followed by oi-zuki and mae-geri in standard ido-kihon form. We then went through the Heian and Junro kata, kihon ippon-kumite, jiyu-kumite, and some other calistenics including the traditional `beach sumo'. The session was rounded off by seiken-tate (fore fist knuckle push ups) and an extended time in mokuso. Well done to everyone who attended! Here are some photos from this mornings keiko courtesy of Mizuho. You can click on the photos to enlarge them. Well done everyone! Osu, André.