Tag: Shojiro Koyama

Maynard Miner

One thing I have noticed is that some people always want to learn more things instead of polishing what they already have. Maynard Miner A pioneer of Shotokan Karate in the United States, Maynard Miner helped lay the foundations of Shotokan Karate in the US. His many students include the likes of George Cofield, John …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/maynard-miner/

Cathy Cline

There may be some missing pieces of the puzzle, but those ‘missing pieces‘ are what makes Karate eternally interesting. Even after training for decades, a true martial artist continues to learn, continues to experience epiphanies that make training more meaningful. Cathy Cline The highest-ranked woman in the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), Cathy Cline was …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/cathy-cline/

Shojiro Koyama

Modern life is too quick and competitive, changes are rapid, and Karate helps us to see past the world around us and into ourselves. Our pace of living keeps us looking ahead; Karate helps us rediscover ourselves. Studying kata is like basic education and kumite is the final examination. The only diploma is using Karate …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/shojiro-koyama/

Hiroshi Shoji

It is my belief that to polish our waza (techniques) and our minds through Budo will make us healthy, live long and become useful for the community. Hiroshi Shoji The first JKA All Japan kata champion, Hiroshi Shoji was known for his exceptional timing. An instructor at the JKA Hombu, he was known for his …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/hiroshi-shoji/

Yutaka Yaguchi

I would be very sad if all I thought about was winning or losing. Winning or losing is not important, but learning the mental aspects are the real challenge and benefits of training. I place more emphasis on the mental aspects of training because this will take my students beyond just sport Karate. Yutaka Yaguchi …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/yutaka-yaguchi/

Osamu Ozawa

There were some differences but not between the masters such as Yamaguchi, Funakoshi, Mabuni, et cetera. All those differences lay between the young students and not the masters. Osamu Ozawa Osamu Ozawa is one of the most respected Japanese masters to have taught in the west. Until his death, he was the highest-ranked Shotokan master …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/spotlight-osamu-ozawa-the-samurai-of-shotokan/

Quote 259

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/quote-259/

Quote 246

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/quote-246/

Quote 238

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/quote-238/

Quote 229

Permanent link to this article: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/quote-229/