Three worlds: Phenomenal world of form; The world of no form; The world of desire which functions on three things: greed, anger and ignorance. These 3 things tie us to the world of desire. This is only applicable to humans. …
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.
Strength training relies on protein and hydration. This excellent article covers the basics and offers basic recipes to get the protein you need. Read the full pdf here.
The Japanese character (kanji) for the word Kata has a long history. The names of the Goju core kata also have both exoteric and esoteric meanings. Please review them in the pdf below. Read the full pdf here.
In this Martial Arts Mini Guide, O’Sensei Kim discusses the history and true core of the martial arts, the meaning of the ranks, the purpose and uses of discipline, and much more. Click here to read the full article or…