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...

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...