I find Toyama (Oyadomari) Kanken one of the most interesting and colourful teachers to have emerged from Okinawa to teach Karatedo on the Japanese mainland. Much
Below is another insightful post from Kachina Parts, a student of Kojo-ryu Karate in Japan, which I have translated into English. Enjoy About the only
Maybe its the Covid-19 crisis, but there have been many great Karate focused podcasts being produced. Here is another one produced by Les Bubka called
In Tou’on-ryu lore, readers may be aware that during Miyagi Chojun’s absence on Okinawa while doing compulsory military service from 1910 t0 1912 in Miyakonojo,
Insightful interviews with senior Canadian Karate teachers and pioneers.
A few times a year I get an email from someone asking how he can learn Tou’on-ryu. Usually the email is prefaced with a laundry
I was on LINE with my Kobudo teacher, Yoshimura sensei (that his photo above), this past weekend to catch-up with him and see how he
Way back in the 1990s when I was living in Japan the musician Beck had a hit single called “Loser”. It’s chorus went, “I’m a