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Monthly Archives: January 2014

HISTORICAL FACTORS in KATA

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There are numerous reliable, authentic sources one may access to gain a clearer picture of how karate & kata were practiced in Okinawa during its peak in the mid-1800′s and what significant factors changed during its introduction into Japan during … Continue reading

Concept of KI and KIME in Karate

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The concept of KI is one of the most difficult associated with the philosophy and practice of karate. It is hardly surprising that many karateka are interested in understanding just what KI is supposed to be. Etymologically, the word “KI” … Continue reading

Master Kenwa Mabuni’s Katas

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First, I would like to give a bit of background about Kenwa Mabuni again. Kenwa Mabuni was born in November 14, 1889 in Shuri, Okinawa. He was the 17th generation (patralineal) of Ogushiku Keiyu, a well-respected samurai of the 17th … Continue reading