Category: Kata

Craig Raye

In Karate, you start with nothing, you’re not given anything. It’s just you alone and what you get out of it is personal, the training is hard but what you achieve is done by you alone. Craig Raye A highly-respected practitioner, Craig Raye has been involved in Shotokan Karate for over 45 years. A big …

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Kensuke Seto

Every day we train Karate, basics, kumite, kata. Competition is just a testing place. Kensuke Seto A student of Masatoshi Nakayama, Kensuke Seto has been at the forefront of good technical Karate for many years. Kensuke Seto was born on 6 February 1946 in Manchuria, China. His Japanese father was posted in occupied Manchuria. At …

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Shuji Tasaki

A teacher notices the difference and tries to think of the way to improve each individual student. He also respects the individuality and characteristic of each person and tries to build them up mentally and physically. Shuji Tasaki One of Gogen Yamaguchi’s best students, Shuji Tasaki, is considered by many to be one of the …

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Toru Shimoji

In sports, the main goal is to win, but in Budo study, the aim is to learn about yourself in order to continue to evolve, perfecting one’s character along with your techniques. This is the Budo way, always searching, always moving ahead and always sharing. Toru Shimoji A student of Hidetaka Nishiyama, Toru Shimoji is …

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Carlo Fugazza

What time man has received he must immediately return, only in this way. Will he be able to receive more. Carlo Fugazza One of Hiroshi Shirai’s, most senior students, Carlo Fugazza, has been practising Shotokan Karate for over 50 years. He is widely regarded as one of the top teachers of Shotokan kata. He has …

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Damian Quintero

Karate has shaped me as a person. It has taught me certain values that I apply daily in my personal and professional life. Damian Quintero Nicknamed, ‘Kingtero‘, Damian has won more than 100 medals nationally and internationally. He has won medals at Olympic, World, and European levels. For over 20 years, he has been a …

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Minoru Kawawada

Karate is for your whole life, so your Karate must evolve to match who you are today. Minoru Kawawada Although he may not be as well known as some other JKA masters, Minoru Kawawada was a longtime instructor at the JKA Hombu. For many years he went about his task of teaching excellent Karate to …

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Nobuaki Kanazawa

Karate is a life-long journey, you only stop when you die. In my mind, I feel that I’m just beginning – that I’m on still growing and developing. Nobuaki Kanazawa Known for his dynamic style of Karate, Nobuaki Kanazawa continues his father’s legacy. He is the son of one of the greatest Shotokan practitioners, Hirokazu …

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Dave Kershaw

There is no short cut to reaching a high-level in Kata, and the frustrating thing is that the higher you get, the more faults you find, but this is the whole essence of Karate, the striving for perfection. It is never reached, but you must keep on trying. Dave Kershaw A longtime student of Shotokan …

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Sandra Sanchez

Karate training is not only for competition. It provides practitioners with many positive things that are not competition related… and we must preserve these values and principles. If we focus only on the supportive aspect of it, we’ll miss many of the important things it teaches. Sandra Sanchez Once told that she was too old …

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