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Training with a Legend

If you’ve had the unique experience of attending a seminar with Sensei Steve Ubl, you will know his skill and experience are legendary.  His stellar pedigree and training experiences are only equalled by his own overwhelming knowledge and technical abilities.  Join us as we take a peek inside his own dojo in La Jolla with […]

Self Training: Staying Sharp While Away from the Dojo

Self Training Staying Sharp While Away from the Dojo By the age of nine, I knew karate was something I would practice for the rest of my life.  I was so certain of this, that in middle school, I told my mom that I would go to college if she wanted me to, but it [...]

Member Profile: Kensho Shotokan

An interview with Kevin Downard and Jane Curry, owners and instructors at Kensho Traditional Shotokan Karate located in both Fairfield Township and Monroe, Ohio (formerly Indian Springs Family Karate.)  Kevin and Jane are full-time instructors teaching both children and adults.  Kevin began his training in 2005 and Jane started more recently in 2015. They are [...]

Member Profile: Missouri Karate Association

Dojo history… In 2004, brothers Darrell, Brian, and Barry Power started the Missouri Karate Association (MKA) in Chesterfield, Missouri. For the first two years, they operated out of a health club, and then in 2006 they opened their own facility where they’ve been located since. The Power brothers knew they were ready for a dedicated […]

Member Profile: Power + Finesse Fitness

Power + Finesse Fitness | Luis & Laura Ocampo Sensei Luis Miguel and Laura Ocampo have taught traditional karate at their dojo, Power + Finesse Fitness, since 2001. Located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Power + Finesse Fitness has been a member of the Shuhari Institute since its inception in 2015. Training Background Luis began studying karate [...]

Member Profile: South KC Shotokan

An interview with Sensei Eric Banks We spoke with Sensei Eric Banks after the 2017 Shuhari Cup and asked him a few questions about his experiences.  Eric is the owner and instructor at South KC Shotokan, located in Grandview, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, where he has taught traditional karate since 1996. What is the history […]

Shuhari Cup Was a Yuge Success!

The 2017 Shuhari Cup on April 21-22 in Missouri was a terrific event for competitors, officials, and families. More than 70 adult and youth competitors from across the country participated in a full day of high caliber competition. The Missouri Karate Association hosted the tournament and provided a well-run event with superb accommodations. There was plenty of […]

The Sun Rises on Traditional Karate

The Sun Rises on Traditional Karate By Vik Khanna and Laura Ocampo The prospect of traditional karate’s inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games has North American karateka abuzz.  It would provide an unparalleled showcase for what is, on our landscape at least, a niche sport that is frequently under-appreciated and widely misunderstood.  The question […]

Jion Kata Bunkai

This is a summary of some of the practical and effective applications within the kata Jion. Kata is alway more interesting to practice when you actually know some realistic applications behind the techniques. We hope you can use these ideas in your own training and teaching and please subscribe to this channel for more exciting [...]

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