Category: Shotokan

Masatoshi Nakayama

Sport develops the contestants in a straight line. That is they train hard in the physical techniques until they become strong, and then they compete. As they compete, they become stronger and stronger, and some become champions. But after a certain number of years, the body begins to decline, and the contestant can no longer …

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Vernon Bell

12 Maybush Road, Hornchurch, Essex, holds a very special place in British Karate history. It was at this address, in his parents garden, that in 1956 Vernon Bell held the first Karate class in the UK. Over the years, Bell’s name has been largely forgotten in favour of other notable instructors such as Hirokazu Kanazawa, …

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Luis Maria Sanz De La Hoz

It’s fundamental to study and practise bunkai, it’s the only way of expressing the meaning of the techniques in a kata, otherwise, they are just movements without a meaning. Luis Maria Sanz De La Hoz Described as “the last link between traditional and competitive Karate” Luis Maria Sanz holds a notable place in karate, being …

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Michael Milon

Karate is like music. Everyone has the same instrument, the same score, but there are some who play it better than others. Michael Milon Widely regarded as a true legend in the world of tournament Karate, Michael Milon was one of the most famous and talented karatekas of the late 1990s. Milon was considered an innovative …

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