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Fighting in another style

Fighting in another style

So we’re sending our students out to fight in another style of karate this coming December 2017. Every martial art has its own kumite (sparring) rules and this is of no exception. For example; Taekwondo competitions are point based and rewards speedy high kicks...

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...
Our last class of the year training

Our last class of the year training

It is tradition for Kyokushin-kan Malaysia to hold a marathon kihon session at the end of each calendar year. The author has gone through 100 repetitions of each kihon in the early days. 2014 holds no difference, where Shihan gave us the choice to perform either 2000...
Our foray into MMA

Our foray into MMA

Traditionalists would scoff at this. Karate? Doing MMA? Bah…. Yet, look at Kyokushin offshoots like Daido Juku and Enshin karate. They are attempts to cultivate ground fighting into this traditional martial art. Our very own Kyokushin-kan implements Shinken...

Mt Mitsumine 2013

My trip to mitsumine Lost count of how many times to japan since the first mitsumine five years ago. Maybe 10? Day one Arrived 9 am honbu. Senpai Enami drove us there in an rv. I’ve never been inside an rv before. It’s cosy. The trip took four hours and...