So you want to move to Japan

Uechi ryu, Goju ryu, Karate, Vancouver, BC, Lessons, Martial Arts, Dojo, Japan, Okinawa
Minowa Katsuhiko (L) & Me (R)

When I lived in Japan, I would get e-mails from people from time to time saying how envious they were that I was living and training in Japan. To be perfectly frank, there was nothing to be envious of. Living and working in Japan, despite your love of budo, can be extremely taxing, frustrating, stressful and at times incomprehensible. (more…)

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Principles of Okinawa Karate

Here’s an interesting observation (at least to me). Some Okinawan and Japanese Karate-do “styles” make reference to two fundamental principles within their own names. (more…)

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