Category: Karate

Shiai

Currently watching a competition (shiai) in Iwakura, half an hour north of Nagoya. It’s kids only, and kumite only, but given the dojo is largely comprised of kids who do kumite,...

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Making progress

Progress in karate isn’t just about getting better at training, it’s also about making a place for myself in the dojo whilst I do so, both in terms of my actual...

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The Other Dojo

On Friday I was invited to watch a competition that was taking place at The Other Dojo. It is owned by Matsuzaki Sensei, but he splits classes between there and the...

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Senseis and Students

Thought I’d do a quick post about the people in the dojo, since I’ve yet to really fulfill goal No. 4, which involves writing about karate more. Figured I can’t really...

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Important meeting

Tomorrow I have a meeting with one of my karate Sensei's (the one that speaks some English!) to "talk about my schedule". By this he means how long I will be...

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