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...

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,...

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...