Gorilla walk

Gorilla walk

Call it what you want. Gorilla walk, orang utan walk, monkey walk, this is a standard Kyokushin warm up exercise that strikes fear in the hearts of beginners. This is what it looks like, in a nutshell: We Kyokushin karateka like to up the difficulty by using our...
Kagami Biraki 2017

Kagami Biraki 2017

[youtube]https://youtu.be/L4oYGINQh1Y[/youtube] Kagami Biraki, which literally means “Mirror Opening” (also known as the “Rice Cutting Ceremony”), is a traditional Japanese celebration that is held in many traditional martial arts schools...

Last class of 2016

  It is tradition that we get together for the last training of the year. Not many will attend the last class because in previous years, our 1000 punches went into overtime and totaled to almost 3000 punches due to mistakes in counting (out of sheer tiredness,...

Why we don’t answer your queries

Kyokushin Karate is budo karate and we try to instill respect and discipline not only in training, but all aspects including communication. Unlike sports martial art and ‘fake’ Shinkyokushin Malaysia WKO, we do not entertain all enquiries. We focus on the...

Kyokushin for Veterans

Here at Kyokushin Malaysia, we recognize that Kyokushin Karate is a hardcore sport and the general perception of the curious public is one of “I would like to try Kyokushin Karate, but I’m scared/shy/injured”. To solve this problem, we are...

Useless padwork drills

There are many padwork drill videos on the Internet. You see lightning fast techniques performed by male, female and children alike. Most of these originate from modern martial arts. The layperson would be impressed by the speed of these drills. I am all for pad...

Training in Japan

“What? You’re going to Japan, again?” I get this a lot. And it’s true. It doesn’t mean that I’m rich or well to do. My trips to Japan have never been about leisure. I stay in Airbnb apartments, take the train and eat 300 yen ramen...

Excuses, schmexcuses

So we have organized 3 international level tournaments already and it still amuses me that every tournament has their version of wannabes. Wannabes defined as participants who show great interest in participating in the tournament and then cancels last minute or is a...

It’s not fair

I was teaching kids the other day and one of them exclaimed, “No fair!” Ah…….the naivety of youth. Life, in general, is never fair. And it is sad that the boy who exclaimed this will come to this realization someday.   Even in karate, life...