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Masataka Mori

Everybody who comes to Karate in the beginning thinks they’re learning how to defend themselves and be good at fighting, but I like to teach the moral aspect of it. If I teach this, the technique and spirit of my students join together. Masataka Mori Known as “hawk eyes” because of his intense stare, Masataka …

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Sergio Gneo

I find it fascinating to get things out of people that they didn’t suspect they had in them. With Karate you put the whole body in position, you have to use every muscle. Some people discover their body for the first time here in the dojo, and what it can do. I no longer hammer …

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Yasunori Ogura

Seek perfection of character. Everything else follows on from that. Yasunori Ogura A stalwart of the JKA, Yasunori Ogura is known for his attention to detail. He is a former kumite and kata champion, who is a senior instructor at the JKA Hombu. Yasunori Ogura was born on 21 January 1958, in Hokkaido, Japan. Growing …

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Koichi Sugimura

As your body gets weaker you have got two choices: to accept or to change your philosophy of life. Koichi Sugimura A pioneer of Shotokan Karate in Switzerland, Koichi Sugimura was an advocate of traditional Karate practice, especially through the teachings of Gichin Funakoshi. Koichi Sugimura, the youngest of four children, was born in South …

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Fujikiyo Omura

With hard training and of course competitions too, we come close to know how our body and mind responds to different given situations, and we try to make the best out of it, eventually, we have to implement this hard-earned knowledge in our daily life. Fujikiyo Omura Known for the speed and dynamism of his …

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This week in history (21 Sep – 27 Sep)

21 September On 21 September 1980 Ronnie Christopher was promoted to 1st Dan by Keinosuke Enoeda. One of the best competitors of his generation, Christopher won numerous titles nationally and internationally. He was part of the British team that won the 1990 Shoto Cup in Sunderland, England, defeating the previously undefeated Japan in the team …

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This week in history (24 September – 30 September)

27 September On 27 September 1946 Yoshimi Inoue, a student of Teruo Hayashi, was born in the small coastal village of Tottori, Japan. For many, Yoshimi Inoue’s name will be associated with the many great kata champions he coached, that included Mie Nakayama, Atsuko Wakai, Ryoko Abe, Rika Usami and Antonio Diaz. However, Inoue was more …

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