Category: Kumite

Gursharan Sahota

It is important that karateka are aware that time, effort and practice are still the main factors in working towards perfecting not only one’s skills but also one’s inner mind and attitudes towards an Art. Gursharan Sahota Training in Shotokan Karate for over 50 years, Gursharan Sahota leads one of the largest Shotokan groups in …

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Ronnie Christopher

I feel that without developing mental and physical discipline you can never hope to achieve your full potential whether your bias is kumite or kata. Ronnie Christopher Alongside the likes of Frank Brennan, Elwyn Hall, and George Best, Ronnie Christopher is considered one of the best Shotokan fighters of his era. Blessed with speed, technique, …

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Matt Price

I see Karate not as a sport but as an art. Therefore kata and kumite are both needed to become an all-round practitioner of the art. That isn’t to say I have anything against people who view karate as a sport. Matt Price As a competitor, Matt Price was known for his very strong kumite. …

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Gennaro Talarico

I’m trying to make adults. Create people with sound principles, who live their moment with passion, that can serve them in their life. I just try to pass on to others what I have achieved. Gennaro Talarico For many years, one of the faces of Italian Karate, Gennaro Talarico was a member of the famed …

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Jose Manuel Egea

Unfortunately, in martial arts there are no shortcuts, everything is a matter of time, training, perseverance, and sacrifice, however, how many young people are ready to have that commitment? How many are ready to make it a way of life? José Manuel Egea For those of a certain age, the name José Manuel Egea is …

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Emma Markwell

A shy lady, Emma Markwell is one of Europe’s most successful Kyokushin competitors. Emma Markwell was born in Crawley, England on 18 July 1989. Around the age of 9, she started attending Kyokushin classes with her stepdad, Les Spall. He was already a student of Steve Arneil, training at his IFK (International Federation Karate) Wimbledon …

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Sari Laine

An Individual Kumite competitor, Sari Laine is the winner of multiple titles at a National, European, and World level. She appears in the Guinness book of records for winning the most Karate medals. Sari Laine was born on 18 November 1962, in Helsinki, Finland. In 1972 Finland participated in the European Karate Championships for the …

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Felix Ntumazah

Why do people blame the system when people are the architects of the system…we live in a world full of hypocrisy. Felix Ntumazah A six-time European Kyokushin champion, Felix Ntumazah’s early life reads like a thriller novel. There were assassination attempts against his father and he and his family had to flee various countries to …

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Nicholas Pettas

The most important thing I learned as a dormitory student at the Kyokushinkaikan, the headquarters of Kyokushin, was to be courageous in the face of any obstacle, the spirit of never giving up, and the motivation to want to succeed in everything you do in life. Nicholas Pettas Sometimes known as the ‘Blue-eyed Samurai‘, Nicholas …

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Douglas Brose

Believe what you are doing. Faith is one of the most important things for you to get where you want, just believe. Douglas Brose Known for his lightning-fast, and dynamic techniques, Douglas Brose is one of the most imaginative fighters. Winning all the possible international competitions available to him, he was the first Brazilian to …

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