Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka passed away

On May 15, the sad news came that Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka, 7th dan (Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka) passed away. Shihan Tanaka was the national representative of KWF in Japan. Noriyuki Tanaka…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System revised

After the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and in agreement with the International Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation has revised the Qualification System for the Karate competition…

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Kanryo Higaonna

At the age of 14 he commenced his formal training in Chinese Kempo with Seisho Arakaki, who had studied the Fukien style. Unfortunately not too long after, his father died…

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History of Karate-Do

The story of Karate is as old as man himself. Struggling for survival in a hostile world, early man soon learned that his life depended on his ability to kill…

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Chojun Miyagi

Chojun Miyagi was born on April 25, 1888 in the city of Naha, Okinawa to an aristocratic family. He began his martial arts training at the age of 12 with…

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Words of reverence by Gogen Yamaguchi

Karate requires you to make a strenuous effort Night and day, before you achieve understanding.Strong Spirit and Will Power, so that we can overcome our own interests.It is very important…

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Training in New York

Over the weekend of May 18-20 I had the opportunity to travel to New York where I attended a technical training seminar hosted by Sensei Michael Buttermark's TKC Dojo. The…

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New Look Goes Live
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New Look Goes Live

The New look of the Web site officially goes live in beta-phase. This beta-phase will serve as testing ground for a brand new "Goju-Portal" that could very possibly bring all…

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