Where the tradition of Karate continues to grow.

Eihachi Ota – Core Strength

Eihachi Ota demonstrates a powerful Bo Kata. Sensei Ota’s use of core strength to generate velocity is perhaps his greatest trait.  You can see how his stances (which are generally low and wide), help him to control his balance, etc., while he delivers effective strikes – and it’s safe to say that he leverages “winding up”.  Here is another video of a ‘Shiru Taro No Kon’ Bo Kata that he performed for a small audience at Phillip’s Karate Dojo in…

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4 Ways to improve your Karate!

1. You don’t need to “move like they do”.  Karate has evolved quite a bit since Karate practitioners of yesteryear were first captured on film or motion picture.  A lot has changed.  In fact, entire fields of study, like sports medicine for example, have been invented since the old masters practiced their art.  These days, we have a much better understanding of the relationship between muscles and tendons.  We have scientific understanding of the relationship between velocity and “power”.  So,…

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2017 Okinawa Masters Seminar

Invitation is extended to Karate-ka of all traditional styles, ages 13 and above. Early Bird Registration Deadline: 20th January. Masters Dinner Registration Deadline: 29th January. Registration Deadline: 3rd February. All participants MUST submit their registration information and payment before this date. No registrations will be accepted after this date. NOTE: Please keep traditional manners and respect throughout the event. Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre 3063 South Service Rd, Burlington, ON, Canada. Hotel (905) 639-4442   Register here:  http://payments.iogkf.ca/events/okinawa-masters-seminar-2017

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PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN…

PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN… Intake a deep breath and relax, you’ve found your martial art, your place of training (dojo) and a competent Teacher! I honestly envy you and your journey on the path up the mountain to training in your chosen art.  Lucky you! Do we ever reach the summit of the mountain?   I doubt it, there’s so much to learn and discover, besides, the journey itself is so worthwhile and satisfying! Again, I’ll use Karate as my…

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