Kake Waza – charging without the opponent making a move Osi Waza – responding to the opponent’s attack – a counter. Sen – ahead – beat the opponent to the punch. Go No Sen – Late arrives ahead – when…
Here is an article by O’Sensei Kim on the importance of basics, and in particular, expansion and contraction. Please read the article in full at the link below. Click here to read or download the full pdf.
Read about the meaning of the Kanji character for Bushido. Download or read the pdf here.
There is an interesting and useful video on China’s English language news network about the historic art of Boat Boxing in the city of Zhujiajiao. Please go here to see the video: http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/20/VIDE1405867439432855.shtml
This article from Black Belt Magazine looks at O’Sensei Kim’s training methods, style, and more. Read the whole article here.
This pdf details the brutal workouts of Sensei Gogen Yamaguchi, as recalled by an American student who studied under Sensei Yamaguchi during the American occupation of Japan shortly after the end of World War 2. Read the full pdf here.
This pdf discusses the names and translations of the senior Kata learned at Shodan and above, as well as the different groupings of kata (Fukyu, Kihon, and Kaishu). Click here to read or download the pdf.