About Us

About Us

Our company was formed in London 53 years ago to import authentic martial arts supplies from Japan. Since the formation of our publications unit in 1979, we have also published instructional books by the most talented karate instructors in the world.
In 1983 we opened our office in Southern California to supply American corporate customers initially. However, as we grew, we added more individual martial artists who understood the value of our products to their training! In 1994, in conjunction with Jones Intercable, a prominent American cable TV company, we created a production company that made more than forty broadcast-quality karate training videos with instructors as famous as Morio Higaonna and Shinyu Gushi.
Today, our goal is the same as when we started; to provide the best quality authentic equipment at the most reasonable price backed by a truly superior service.

The Finest Karate Supplies that Money can buy!

Meijin Dojo Brand Uniform.
This is a competitively priced uniform that is by no means "cheap" when it comes to quality, fit and comfort. Each Meijin uniform is cut and sewn to identical specifications, they vary only in the quality and weight of the fabric used in their construction. In other words, if you wear a size 5 Meijin Tropical, a Meijin Brand Dojo uniform size 5 will fit you just as well.  
$44.00$67.00 Select options

Meijin Premium Black Uniform

With the same size and cut as our best-selling standard PRO uniform, the Meijin PREMIUM BLACK is available in sizes 3-12 and half sizes 3.5 - 6.5. Please note that Meijin black uniforms use a special dye to resist fading and discoloration. We strongly recommend therefore that these uniforms be washed in cold water before they are worn for the first time.

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The Meiji PRO is an ultra high quality 100% cotton canvas uniform. The canvas is woven to our own specification from three strands of long fiber cotton for the ultimate strength and comfort. The Meijin PRO exceeds many of the other “Premium” brands in everything but price, and is available with free Japanese name or style embroidery on request.  
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Meijin Tropical Uniform

The Meijin Tropical uniform is our best selling product in many areas of the US and overseas, especially  in the summer time and in locations that enjoy a sub-tropical climate. When the textile mill first showed us the 10-ounce cotton canvas they had developed, we knew we had to use it. 
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Dojo Brand white belt is supplied free of charge when you order a complete Dojo Brand uniform, but it must be requested and shipped with your uniform order. It matches exactly the specifications of the Meijin Dojo uniform, but if purchased separately costs $3.95    Dojo Brand Uniforms

Meijin Colored Karate Belts: These belts are made exclusively for our company. They feature multiple  lines of precise stitching, over a laminated cotton/felt core, covered by the highest quality 100% cotton cover. We offer them in the following colors: black, blue, brown, orange, green, purple, red, yellow and white.

The Meijin Senpai Karate Black Belt uses a 100% black cotton cover sewn over a felt inner core with ten lines of  continuous stitching for stability and strength. Belt construction methods & materials are chosen to enhance embroidery, an option that our company is famous for. Of course translations are free in most cases for embroidery customers, and we do not have “setup” charges!
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The Meijin Shihan Karate belt is offered as part of our range of professional grade karate equipment. We offer the SHIHAN karate belt of red and white panels in a width of 1.75" and sizes 4 - 9. Our belts are designated “Premium” because they have 16 red sections and 15 white sections. Of course, we can embroider your belt at extra cost and you may find our translation service, which is free for customers, interesting.
The Meijin “silk” black belt actually uses a 100% black rayon cover in a semi-matte finish as genuine silk is not durable enough for this purpose. It is sewn over a cotton felt inner core with ten lines of  continuous stitching for stability and strength. The silky black luster gives the belt a classic appearance which contrasts beautifully with the Class A imported German embroidery Madera thread that we use for custom Japanese embroidery. Truly a class act!   Embroidery designs
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By Masafumi Shiomitsu the former captain of the Nihon University Karate Team, Tokyo, the largest university in Japan. Size 6" x 9" 128 pages featuring everything from stretching and preparatory exercises to training with iron clogs.
Okinawa Karate The Exquisite Art is the definitive work on the history of karate, and the most beautifully produced book of its type to date. Designed and produced by Classical Fighting Arts magazine, it was printed by the highly respected press of Ikemiya Shokai Ltd. in Naha, Okinawa. Full Review Here

Shotokan Karate Advanced Kata …by Keinosuke Enoeda, an instructor best known as the “Shotokan Tiger.”

Volume 3 of a series of instructional kata books produced in London during the early 1980s that are universally considered the very best of their type. Includes the Shotokan Kata: Gojushiho-Sho, Gojushiho-Dai, Nijushiho, Tekki-Sandan and Tekki-Nidan.
Full Review Here. Shotokan Karate A Precise History is a complete academic guide to Shotokan, as the karate style of Master Gichin Funakoshi came to be called. This heavily illustrated volume of over 500 pages in the European A4 format includes, in addition to the comprehensive and detail-packed text, copious footnotes, endnotes, appendices, and an extensive index. It is an impressive volume weighing almost five pounds that was printed and bound by an English press established in 1756. It is presented on the finest quality “Pavarotti Silk” 100 gsm coated paper with hardbound, gold-blocked boards and a full-colour dust jacket. Reminiscent of the Golden Age of publishing, it is both a technical and a historical masterpiece, and a very desirable possession. Shotokan Karate A Precise History is, without doubt, the most extensive collection of historically significant Shotokan facts, figures, and photographs ever assembled.  
This  program includes detailed instruction in:  Junbi Undo-training methods unique to karate for increasing strength & flexibility; Sabaki-effective defensive and offensive movement in karate, Kamae-stances that provide a stable base to fight from.
Morio Higaonna Sensei presents applications of the Kata Seisan and Suparinpei. Higaonna Sensei Goju Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi was designated a “Living Intangible Cultural Asset of Okinawa” in 2012 by the Okinawan Government. Running time 60 minutes.        
Hojo Undo using the chiishi, nigiri game and ishi-sashi to develop overall body power; the historical development of Gekki Sai Dai Ichi and Gekki Sai Dai Ni and their performance; the kata Saifa. Running Time 60 minutes.
The Kata Seiyunchin & Shisochin presented by Morio Higaonna Sensei, Goju Ryu 10th Dan. Filmed on location in a beautiful Japanese garden, this Tsunami DVD is as visually pleasing as it is technically excellent. Running time 60 minutes.
Morio Higaonna Sensei presents the Goju Ryu Kata kata Sanseru & Seipai. Includes explanations of techniques and bunkai, advice on performance, timing, and correct breathing. Running time 54 minutes.
Morio Higaonna Sensei is the student of An’ichi Miyagi and is therefore only one generation removed from the Founder of Goju Ryu, Chogun Miyagi. Presents Kururunfa and Seisan. Running time 60 minutes.
Suparinpei Kata. When Higaonna Sensei visited Fuchow for the first time in 1987 and demonstrated the Goju Ryu kata, older Chinese martial artists recognized many of them. Running time 50 minutes  
This program has three parts which are presented by Higaonna Sensei himself. These are the three fundamental kata of Goju Ryu karate: Sanshin, Tensho, and Kakie. Running time 50 minutes.
Morio Higaonna Sensei shows in detail the applications of the kata Gekki Sai, Saifa, Seiyunchin & Shisochin in order to overwhelm and defeat an opponent. Running time 50 minutes.
The applications of the kata are the keys to its improvement and mastery.  Higaonna Sensei presents the applications of the important kata; Sanseru, Seipai & Kururunfa. Running time 60 minutes.
From Tak Kubota, the internationally famous police tactics specialist, this DVD includes defenses to  grabbing, trapping and blocking techniques, choke-holds escapes, pain compliance and its use in self-defense. The author is credited with the development of the Kubotan Keychain®
Part 1 shows superb performances of the kata mandatory Goju Ryu Seipai and Saifa followed by highly detailed explanations of the bunkai during which the author describes the correct method of moving, how to breathe correctly, the development of ki, and much more.
In Chojun Miyagi's Goju Ryu karate, the benefits of Sanchin training—physical strength, body development, striking power and focus—can only be realized if the kata is practiced correctly. Each movement must be precisely performed and harmonized with the performer's breathing.
The third in a series of six programs by Morio Higaonna Sensei, presents the entire arsenal of Goju Ryu karate techniques; 21 striking and punching, 10 kicking, and 31 blocking methods, and their most effective combinations. Running time 56 minutes
Lectures and demonstrations 
by Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan, Hanshi of the kata; Gekisai Dai Ichi and Gekisai Dai Ni, 
Seiyunchin, Shisochin and Kururunfa. Running time 56 minutes.
Morio Higaonna Sensei 10th Dan Hanshi, Goju yu, demonstrates the kata,  Sesan, Suparinpei, Tensho, and Gekisai Dai (as kakie) as only he can. Great performance, excellent production quality. Running time 60 minutes.
Kata: Sanchin, Gekisai Dai Ichi, Gekisai Dai Ni, Saifa, Seiyunchin, Shisochin, Sanseru, Seipai, Kururunfa, Sesan, Suparinpei, Tensho. The complete Goju Ryu syllabus of 12 kata with basic applications performed by this famous modern master.
Sanseru by Morio Higaonna Sensei, a Living Tangible asset of Karate and teacher the likes of which is  born only once or twice each century, has produced this series of  DVDs which is a living textbook of Chojun Miyagi Sensei's Goju Ryu.  Running time 55 minutes.

JKA Shotokan Karate Vol 2.

JKA Karate Series Vol 2. This is the official English language version of the Shotokan 
Kata Series of programs produced by the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo, Japan, under the technical direction of its Chief Instructor, Masatoshi Nakayama. It has been converted to the DVD format (with full menus) and additional Shotokan historical material added during the re-editing process in the form as an introduction and historical conclusion. Volume 2 Contents: Tekki 2, Tekki 3, Bassai Dai. 
Kata instruction in this series of programs is given by Masatoshi Nakayama, assisted by other senior Japan Karate Association instructors including: M. Tanaka, A. Isaka, M. Yahara, T. Imura.
This is the official English language version of the Shotokan 
Kata Series of programs produced by the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo, Japan, under the technical direction of its Chief Instructor, Masatoshi Nakayama. It has been converted to the DVD format (with full menus) and additional Shotokan historical material added during the re-editing process.
This is the official English language version of the Shotokan 
Kata Series of programs produced by the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo, Japan, under the technical direction of its Chief Instructor, Masatoshi Nakayama. It has been converted to the DVD format (with full menus) and additional Shotokan historical material added during the re-editing process.
JKA Shotokan Kata Vol. 1.  This is the official English language version of the Shotokan 
Kata Series of programs produced by the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo, Japan, under the technical direction of its Chief Instructor, Masatoshi Nakayama. It has been converted to the DVD format (with full menus) and additional Shotokan historical material added during the re-editing process. Volume 1 Contents: Heian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & Tekki 1. 
Kata instruction in this series of programs is given by Masatoshi Nakayama, assisted by other senior Japan Karate Association instructors including: M. Tanaka, A. Isaka, M. Yahara, T. Imura, 
A. Isaka, Y. Osaka, M. Yahara and T. Imura. Filmed on location in Japan and in studio.
JKA Shotokan Kata Vol.5 This is the official English language version of the Shotokan 
Kata Series of programs produced by the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo, Japan, under the technical direction of its Chief Instructor, Masatoshi Nakayama. It was subsequently license to Dragon Associates Inc.who converted to DVD format (with full navigational menus).  Additional Shotokan historical material was added during the front and end of each DVD during the re-editing and re-processing work.
Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei demonstrates Bo kata, Choun no Kun, Sakugawa no Kun, Suishi no Kun; the Matayoshi Tonfa and Nunchaku kata; the Tsuken Akachu no Eku, kata with the oar he learned from his famous father. Also included is a demonstration of the Hakutsuru (White Crane) kata the author learned in the 1930s from the Chinese Boxing master, Go Ken Ki, (Wu Tsien Kuei) originally from Fuchow.
Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei 10th Dan, the former headmaster of the Matayoshi Kobudo school, demonstrates the Sai, Kama, & Nunti Sai. Visually stunning program filmed in studio and on location and in which he is assisted by Morio Higaonna Sensei, Goju Ryu 10th Dan. Running time 55 minutes.
This video program presents the first kata of the Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu karate syllabus up to Naihanchi Sandan, performed by the son of the Founder assisted by senior instructors, Makishi and Taira. Running time 56 minutes, filmed on location at the Suiho En Japanese Garden.
Taizaburo Nakamura Sensei was an instructor in swordsmanship at the Japanese Military's pre-war Toyama school who would survive countless physical conflicts in WWII as a member of the Nanpo Kirikomi Tai, an elite special forces group armed principally with swords.
This first program by Uechi Ryu Master Shinyu Gushi Sensei 9th Dan, includes the background of Pangai Noon
 karate, the performance of its signature kata,  Sanchin kata and Shime; as well as supplementary training methods and
 breaking techniques. Running Time 30 minutes.    
This excellent presentation by Shinyu Gushi Sensei 9th Dan, includes Zenkosoku Shomen Geri; Hiji Zuki; Mawashi Zuki; Wa Uke; Sukui Age Uke Gedan Barai; Hajiki Uke; Wa Uke Kamae; Shomen Hajiki; Koi No Shippo; Koi No Shippo-Yoko; Watari Uke; Fumikomi Harai Sukui Age Harai; Suegoshi Hijitsuki. Kata: Kanshiwa, Kanshu, Seichin with
 Yakusoku Kumite.
Master Gushi is an enigmatic figure, as well as a highly respected karate master. He is also a highly accomplished (Okinawan)  musician, in fact the very  personification of the cultured warrior figure so admired in Oriental history and literature. A quiet, modest, and thoughtful man. A man for whom life is karate and karate is life. Includes the kata Seiru, Kanchin, and Seisan.
This program filmed in studio and on location in a Japanese garden, includes,the kata Sanseru; Seijun No Bo; Akacchu Eku; Matsugawa no Sai; Jiffa (traditional Okinawan hairpin kata-probably the first time ever filmed in its entirety) kata, performed by  Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan Uechi Ryu, one of the foremost instructors in the field of karate and ancient weapons. Running time 30 minutes.
In this program Shinyu Gushi Sensei demonstrates; preparatory and supplementary exercises, fighting strategy, the development of a powerful grip, how to condition the fists and fingers, strength training with a partner, Sanchin, as well as the breaking of hard objects with the hands, toes, and shins. Professionally produce on location in a dojo set in a beautiful Japanese garden.
Power Training is a DVD in which Morio Higaonna Sensei unlocks the treasury of training techniques that made him, according to martial arts author and historian Donn Draeger, “…the most dangerous man in Japan in a real fight.” Learn the complete personal training and conditioning system of Higaonna Sensei, 10th Dan Hanshi (Living Intangible Asset of Karate) and the world’s most famous Goju Ryu instructor! See also the conditioning methods of Pangai Noon Karate (Uechi Ryu) here.
This style was developed by Yasuhiro Konishi Sensei. Technical information included in this DVD; Bogyo Rokkyodo (six defensive manouvres), Hijiate Roppo (Six Elbow Strikes), Tegatana (knife hand attacks), Taisabaki Kata, Ippon, Nihon & Sanbon with applications. Running time 55 minutes, professionally filmed and produced in studio. DVD format with navigational menus.
This is a powerful and fascinating story, illustrated with the rare photographs and demonstrations by the son and senior students of Yasuhiro Konishi,  one of karate's foremost pioneers. Running time 55 minutes, professionally filmed and produced in a major TV facility.
This presentation features instructors: Shuichi Arakaki, Shinyu Gushi, Morio Higaonna, Hideharu Igaki, Takehiro Konishi, Liu Chang I, Yukiyoshi Marutani, Hideharu Igaki, Shoshin Nagamine, Toshihiro Oshiro, and many others. It gives a lucid explanation of the development of karate, the relationship between the styles.
The excellent historical sections and  powerful demonstrations  by Kenzo Mabuni the son of the style's founder, give the viewer a rich and rewarding experience. A professionally produced DVD presentation, filmed on a professional soundstage, the program includes navigational menus, vintage footage from the 1920s, music and narration.
This is the Motobu family system of Tode (karate) presented by Chosei Motobu, the son of the Founder, and Takeji Inaba. It features the three Naihanchi kata and the Jiyu Hon Kumite the “Twelve True Fighting Methods of this unique form of karate. Includes a biography of Choki Motobu, and a historical background of this very dynamic karate man's unique style.
Featuring Seibukan Master Zenpo Shimabukuro this presentation is as informative as it is enjoyable. It presents the karate of Chotoku Kyan including the kata  Passai, 
Chinto, Kusanku, Seisan, Anaku, 
Wansu, Gojushiho, and Wanchin. In Okinawa Kyan Sensei is a karate giant, until now he has not received the credit he is due in the West.
A very valuable, comprehensive and culturally significant treatment of an art that was previously spoken of but very rarely seen. Running time 55 minutes, filmed on location and a professional TV sound stage in Southern California .
AIKIDO The art of self defense developed from Sokaku Takeda Sensei's Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu by his most senior student, Morihei Ueshiba.
Beikoku lit. “Rice Country” in Japanese. Rice was the currency of Pre-Meiji Japan… and all government salaries were paid in “KOKU’ of rice.
While these characters are often interpreted literally as “fighting method,” this is not completely correct. The oriental reader can see in the characters the elements for “stop” and “spear or halberd,” and would understand that this means preventing violence and maintaining peace.
“BUSHIDO” …literally, “The way of the Gentleman, available in calligraphy styles Kaisho (semi-formal)  and Gyosho (cursive).
The Dai Nippon Butokukai was formed in the early years of the Meiji Era (1895 ) to preserve the traditional martial virtues of Feudal Japan for the new, and modern Imperial Japanese Empire that was ruled by a Constitutional monarch, the Emperor. It came to an end in the years following Japan's surrender after WWII because of its close relationship with the pre-war government.
Your first and last names, translated into Japanese and embroidered, usually onto the lower lapel of the jacket of your new Meijin Uniform. Please select the color of thread you would like us to use and apply the coupon CODE  HWBJK2VP when you check out and this service will be discounted by $15 from the total cost of ($25).
Your first name, translated into Japanese and embroidered, usually onto the lower lapel of the jacket of your new Meijin Uniform. Please select the color of thread you would like us to use and apply the CODE  HWBJK2VP when you check out and this service is completely FREE. If you have multi-uniform dojo order or need custom work please call us at 818 889 3856 or contact us at mamasan@dragon-tsunami.org  
Fifth Dan, the first teaching degree. The recipient would have trained continuously with a qualified teacher in the style of his choice for at least 10 years and be at least 35 years old. He or she will need to pass written and practical tests and have a documented record of teaching under supervision and independently. This degree is considered the gateway to the upper levels of martial arts ability.

On May 30th, 1930, a Martial Arts Demonstration was held in Tokyo to celebrate the ascension of the new emperor. 

A personal method of self defense as opposed to an overall fighting system. In Japanese literally: Go-defence, Shin-Myself, Jutsu-Way or method.  
The teaching degree of 8th Dan is often accompanied by the title, “Hanshi‚” for those who have made a special contribution to the martial arts.
IAIDO is the formal discipline of drawing the sword, cutting down the opponent  then re-sheathing the Japanese sword in a single action.
A blend of Shorin Ryu and Goju Ryu styles formulated by an instructor known in later life as Tatsuo Shimabuku.
In Japanese these two characters mean, “source of the sun.” Please see accompanying notes for a full explanation.
10th Dan is awarded in most cases by a committee established by a recognized government  body to a senior teacher for technical excellence, and services to karate.
Judo, the soft or yielding way synthesized from older forms of jujutsu, notably Kito Ryu, by Jigoro Kano. These design can also be sewn onto belts in both styles of calligraphy.
Ju-jutsu, the soft or pliant way. Overcoming an opponent by using his own strength in order to overcome him.
A term used to describe the unarmed fighting methods that were developed in Okinawa and spread to Japan in the early 1920s.  
Kendo, literally, “Sword Way,” a generic term used to describe fencing with bamboo swords that became prevalent at the beginning of the Meiji Era around 1868.
Kenpo lit. Ken=fist, Po=way to do something or method is a generic term used for any type of Oriental pugilism when a style is absent or unknown.
Kobayashi Ryu is the form of Shorin Ryu (small forest) style of  karate that is associated with the name of Choshin Chibana Sensei, 1885 - 1969.
Ko Bu Do means literally in Japanese, “Old Martial Arts Methods.” In practice, this refers to fighting with Okinawan agricultural implements.
Kokusai = International. For many students of karate who have trained in Okinawa, this will bring back memories of the main street of Naha, Kokusai Dori.
If you would like us to unpick and remove the label from your belt or uniform there will be a charge of $2.00 per label. When the label has been returned from a uniform of belt the item cannot be returned.
A samurai who was no longer affiliated with a clan or samurai warlord was known as a “Ronin.” his loss of status may have resulted from his Clan being dissolved due to a defeat in war.
The style that became associates with the well-known karate pioneer, Shoshin Nagamine, a student of Choki Motobu, Chotoku Kyan and others. It has produced many famous students, principal amongst them Katsuhiko Shinzato a Professor art the Kokusai University in Okinawa and at Stanford in California.
Okinawa is the largest island of an archipelago that lies south of mainland Japan and stretches in the direction Taiwan. Originally a Kingdom with its own language, culture and traditions, it was annexed by Japan (1879) just after the Meiji Revolution, and became the Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa.
Now well-known to Karate enthusiasts in particular, this flag was not adopted by Okinawa until just after it reverted back to Japanese rule after the 1972 referendum.
Renmei. The direct translation is Federation most often used in the context of karate as a groups of associations combining to form a larger body.
A title given to a karate instructor of fifth dan or above who has shown exceptional ability in, and dedication to, teaching teaching the art of traditional karate.
A Sixth Dan would have been teaching for a minimum of ten years and have received the teaching rank of Renshi. At this level the instructor is considered a professional.
Ryukyu, the name of the group of islands in the East China Sea that formed the Kingdom of Ryukyu until they were annexed by Japan in 1879.
The Samurai were variously soldiers, strategists, and politicians for almost 1,000 years. At the basis of their beliefs were fidelity, honor and fearlessness.
San Dan- Third Dan. The third milestone along the path of karate. At this level senior instructors would start to view the student as being serious about his training and allow him to teach basic techniques to the lower grades in the dojo.
HA=school or method is the designation given to a teacher's version of a central or principal style of Karate. For example the Shito Ryu developed by Kenwa Mabuni but taught by Chojiro Tani ism referred to as Tani Ha Shito Ryu.
Seibukan was developed by Zenryo Shimabukuro and his son, Zenpo and is based firmly upon the teachings of Chotoku Kyan Sensei (Chan Mi Gwa). It features fast and very dynamic techniques that include snapping or whipping actions.
Sempai means one's senior in either age of experience in the Japanese social structure, particularly in the educational system. For example, if a member of your dojo is more experience than yourself, he could be your sempai even if he is younger.
Sensei does not mean “teacher” in the way we understand it in the West. The Japanese characters describe only somebody who was born before you, is therefore probably more experienced and worthwhile studying with.
Kenwa Mabuni named his style of karate Shito Ryu by combining a character from the names of his two principal teachers, Ankoh Itoso and Higaonna Kanryo. A tireless karate pioneer his style has spread internationally.
There is little to distinguish Shobayashi Ryu from its Shorin Ryu cousins other than the former's lack of a cohesive, documented history.
The first level of black belt is referred to as “Sho Dan,” which baffles some people who ask for“Ichi Dan,” instead. In English we say “First Dan” not one dan. Right!
The Shohei Ryu organization is a well-respected group of Kanei Uechi's most senior students who have promoted the style independent of the Uechi family for many decades.
When the name Shotokan (Pine Waves Hall) was first applied to Gichin Funakoshi's style of karate, these characters were used to write the name. Later, a new character was substituted to comply with modern usage.
Gichin Funakoshi's pen name was “Shoto” or pine waves. Shoto KAN (HALL) was the common name for his first permanent dojo founded in the late 1930s in Tokyo and thus became the name of the style.
The roots of this design are ancient yet this version was designed by Hoan Kosugi, the famous painter and friend of Gichin Funakoshi, became the international symbol for Funakoshi's karate after it was published in 1935.
Shuri was the old capital city of the Ryukyu Kingdom and the site of the King's Castle. It also gave its name to the prevalent form of karate practiced in that area, Shuri-Te, now Shorin Ryu.
In 1936, senior Okinawan karate masters decided to rename Karate (China Hand)  Karate (Empty Hand) (空手) probably due to the prevailing political circumstances. Both are pronounced Karate.
The family name of Kanbun Uechi Sensei, the Founder of the style. An Uechi family member strongly objected to the senior students using the family name during his lifetime, although this has now ended.
Hironori Otsuka, one of Gichin Funakoshi's first students in mainland Japan at the Meiseijuku Dojo, went on to develop his own style (Way of Peace Method) by blending Shorin Ryu karate with elements of jujutsu.
Go Ken Ki, (Wu Hsien Kuei) was a White Crane Boxing teacher who settled in Okinawa in 1910 and soon became an influential member of the Naha City martial arts community and a close friend of Kenwa Mabuni and Chojun Miyagi.
The upper rank of junior instructor, from fourth dan the candidate will pass to full instructor grade at 5th dan after appropriate training and examination.
The characters suggest a group of karateka who direct their training at improvement of the mind and body.
• Goju Ryu Karate: An Interview with An’ichi Miyagi • Taekwondo: An Historical Appraisal • Okinawa's Karate First Day Covers: The Naihanchi Stamp • Notes on Bassai Kata • Okinawa Kata Classification • A Meeting with Karate Master Chosei Motobu • Sub Lu Tang: Fighter, Scholar, Image Maker.
• Traditional Karate From Birth in Okinawa to Death in the Olympics • The Truth About Taekwondo • Karate Fist Day Covers - The Kumite Stamp • Toyama Ryu Batto-jutsu- Sword method of the Imperial Japanese Army • Tong Zhong Yi Chinese Wrestler, Author, Organiser
• Suparinpei: of Goju Ryu • Traditional Karate From Birth in Okinawa to Death in the Olympics, Part 2. • James Mitose’s Kempo Karate • Japanese Swordsmanship: Toyama Ryu Iai Part 2 • Remembering Taizaburo Nakamura Sensei • Jiang Rong Jiao-Master Martial Artist • Nunchaku of  Ryukyu Kobudo
• Traditional Karate From Birth in Okinawa to Death in the Olympics, Part 3 • Karate Stamps - First Day Covers • Motobu Udundi - An Interview with Matsuo Kanenori Sakon • Kei Miyagi - The History of Karate • Shintaiikudo by its Founder Sensei Makoto Hirohara • Sun Xi Quan and “The Real Teaching of Ba Gua”
• Some Notes on the Evolution of Modern Karate • Dan Smith, Seibukan Karate Pioneer: An Interview • Ju-Jitsu v Wrestling & Boxing • Magical Martial Arts:What Really Makes a Best-seller. • The Problems with Toude and Karate • Karate Ni Sente Nashi: What The Masters had to Say
• Some Thoughts on the Vital Points in Karate Training • Seibukan Karate Pioneer: An Interview Part2 • Ju-Jitsu v Wrestling & Boxing, Part 2 • The Taiwan Martial Arts Festival • Taiji Kase Sensei - An Obituary • An Interview with Keiji Tomiyama • The Chinese Sai & Jutte
• Death Touch, Fact or Fiction! Part 2 • Bushi: The Gentlemen of Karate • Shotokan Legend Hirokazu Kanazawa • Chinese Police and the Martial Arts • Keiji Tomiyama of Shito Ryu • Juhatsu Kyoda: Forming Personality Through Karate
• Ch'i (Ki) and the Martial Arts • Kentsu Yabu's Senior Students in Hawaii • Shotokan Legend Hirokazu Kanazawa Part 2 • The Relationship of Buddhism and Karate • General Ch'i and the Roots of Heian Kata • Success in Chinese Wu-Shu Training
• Reflections on the Power Of Ch'i in the Martial Arts • The Why of Bunkai-A Guide for Beginners • Bartitsu-The New Art of Self-Defence • Wu Xia-Art Imitates Life-Life Imitates Art • Japanese Jigen Ryu Swordsmanship and its Influence on Karate Do in Okinawa • The Ways of Buddha & The Empty Hand
• Memories of a Karate Man by Miyagi Hisateru • Reflections on the Power of Ch’i and the Martial Arts Part III • Karate-Do No Kokoroe — The Teachings of Karate-Do by Chosin Chibana. • Bartitsu —Part II • Jack Dempsey-Master of Xingyiquan • Katsuhiko Shinzato’s Whole Body Karate • JKA Shotokan Karate
• Choki Motobu's Lost Newspaper Interviews from 1936, (translated originals). • O Sensei Ueshiba: Aikido Memoirs • The Last Samurai: Karate Master Kentsu Yabu • The Evolution of Karate-do Kata • Kenwa Mabuni: Practice Kata Correctly (translated original). • Chinese Pici Weapons Fighting • Zanshin: More Than Words
• Different Styles of Karate? • The Evolution of Kata & Bunkai Part II • The Karate Odyssey of Pat Nakata • Training with O Sensei Ueshiba • Bruce Lee and The Jing Wu Association • How to Pose As A Strong Man • Samurai and Guns • Buddhism and Martial Arts • Swordsman Taizaburo Nakamura, 10th Dan
• Yukiyoshi Marutani: The Ultimate Competitor • Japan Karate Association: Alive and Kicking • Death Touch: The Medical Facts • The Karate of Pat Nakata Part II • Jiffa: Okinawa's Deadly Hairpin • Taijiquan: The Fighting Art • Martial Discipline and The Way of Peace • Funakoshi: Shotokan's Founder
•  Enoeda: The Shotokan Tiger's Jiin Kata Instruction • The Lost Art of Kojo Ryu Karate • Karate Odyssey lll: An Interview with Sensei Pat Nakata • Karate's First Generation: In The Beginning There Was Ankoh Azato • Bridges and Knives in China • Martial Discipline and The Way of Peace ll
• Chotoku Kyan's Memories of Karate (1942) • Delayed Death Touch-A Medical Possibility • Fumio Demura-The Interview • Kenwa Mabuni The Father of Shito Ryu • Yong Chun Boxing & Its Transmission to Okinawa • GIRI-The Samurai & Their Obligations • The Hawaii Karate Museum  
• An interview with Fumio Demura Part 2 • Martial Arts Legends: Mabuni Kenwa Part 2 • Chinese Martial Virtue • Isshin Ryu Karate's Tsuyoshi Uechi Sensei on his style. • Training at the Birthplace of Karate-The trip of Lifetime! • Bodhidharma, Shaolin, & Chinese Boxing. • Some Thoughts on Teaching Karate.
•  Minoru Higa, 10th Dan - Master of the Kyudokan Dojo • The Place of Competition Karate • Recollections of Master Choki Motobu • The Chinese Central National Arts Academy • "There are no Fixed Postures in Karate" • Budo As a Religion • Chinese Martial Arts Research
• Hojo Undo - The Powerhouse of Goju Ryu • Martial Arts and The Law • Uechi Ryu Legend Ryuko Tomoyose 10th Dan Hanshi • Kata & Bunkai • China's Central Academy of Martial Arts II • JKA Sochin Kata • Martial Daoism • Tak Kubota: The Master of Disaster • Nittten Soji - Ritual Cleansing
• Isamu Arakaki - The Leader of Okinawan Karate • On the Karate Mentality • Many Students or Few: How to Judge Success • Shotokan Kata by Keinosuke Enoeda: Sochin Part II • Uechi Ryu Grand Master Ryuko Tomoyose Interview Part II • Awamori: The Spirit of Okinawa • Oriental and Western Fighting Arts • Swordsmen to Civil Servants
• The Karate of Master Chotoku Kyan • A Shimabukuro Family Tradition • Okinawa's Kenwa Kanna: The Emperor's Admiral, • Karate's First Ambassador • Shotokan Weapons: Gichin Funakoshi's Forgotten Arts • Goju Ryu Kata • To'on Ryu: Goju Ryu's Elusive Cousin • O-Tsuna Hiki: Naha City's Giant Tug-of-War

•We interview, Yoshio Kuba, 10th Dan Goju Ryu •Okinawa: A Karate Pilgrimage •The Karate of Chotoku Kyan, Part 2 •The House of Chan Mi Gwa • Tou'on Ryu II: Goju Ryu's Elusive Cousin •"Defendo" A Not so Modern Martial Arts •Karate Pioneer, Ankoh Itosu Remembered.

Interview with Sensei Seisho Itokazu, Konan Ryu's Iron Man. Shotokan: Lacking in Circular Techniques? •Training in Okinawa-What it's Really Like? •Wu Xia-Art Imitates Life-Life Imitates Art. •The 1867 Martial Arts Demonstration in Naha. •Is It Really Zen in the Martial Arts? Okinawan Dance & Karate.

An Interview With Uechi Ryu Karate Master Tsutomu Nakahodo 10th Dan Uechi Ryu. Satori Through Karate Japan Karate Association: Chan Mi: Milk for Karate Part II. Funakoshi’s New Shotokan Techniques. Isshin Ryu: A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma. Judo as Moral Education.

An Interview with Eiki Kurashita - Goju Ryu Master Three Heroes of Karate The Empty Cup Myth Judo As Moral Education Kousaka Yokota on Shotokan Karate Chotoku Kyan: Milk for Karate III Shotokan's Heian Bunkai Mysteries Qi Jiguang Chinese Boxing

•We Interview with Morio Higaonna Sensei. •How to Stand by Isamu Arakaki Sensei.•History of Uechi Ryu •Karate Danwa, Conversations with Karate Masters. Part II Zenshu Toyama Sensei. •Okinawa Kata Champion-Kazuko Arakaki•Shotokan’s Tekki Shodan-Kousaku Yokota 8th Dan •JKA-Thoughts from Japan by Dr. David Hooper

The Goju Ryu Centenary Event, Okinawa 2015.An Interview with Morio Goju Ryu Master Morio Higaonna Part 2. Inside the JKA in Tokyo-Thoughts from Japan. The Future of Okinawan Karate, Zenpo Shimabukuro Sensei. Interview of Okinawan Kata Champion K. Arakaki. In The Footprints of Kanbun Uechi: The History of Uechi Ryu by Takamiyagi Sensei.


An Interview with Takenobu Uehara Uechi Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi Yoshitaka Funakoshi: Father of Shotokan Karate? Memories of the Oyama Dojo Bushido: The Way of the Knight The Role of Boxing in Ming Period Martial Arts The Bujutsu-Budo Stereotyp Japan Karate Association Report.


An Interview with Hiroshi Akamine Sensei, 8th Dan.by CFA Staff An Interview with Shuichi Aragaki Sensei by CFA Staff Yoshitaka Funakoshi:Father of Modern Shotokan? Japan Karate Association Report from the JKA, Tokyo. Karate Needs Perseverance by Matthias Golinski The Tenchi Dojo

•Giko Funakoshi: Was he the Real Father of Modern Shotokan? •JKA Shotokan: Too Many Experts! •Fighting Traditions of Japan-A Milenium of Mayhem •Memories of Matsutatsu Oyama's Early Dojo Part III •Karate Poems and the History of the Art •Pangai Noon-The Karate of Shinyu Gushi

•Hirokuni Yamashiro: The First Interview •Gogen Yamaguchi: The Cat of Goju Ryu •JKA Shotokan: Thoughts from Japan •Keinosuke Enoeda's Kanku Sho Kata •Ju-jitsu: The Ancient Art of Self-Defense by Sleight of Body •Memories of the Oyama Dojo Part 4 by Graham Noble

An Interview with Yoshio Kuba Modern Martial Arts Twenty Questions and Answers with Lou Angel Translation Problems in Funakoshi’s Biography Kanku Sho Kata Part 2 Memories of the Oyama Dojo Part V Balance: From A Textbook of Ju-jutsu as Practiced in Japan.

•Choko Kiyuna Sensei, 10th Dan Director General, Okinawa Karate Shinkokai, •Hiroshi Higaonna’s The Japanese Way of Karate Do •Stick Fighting: The Path to Zen Ken Ren Jodo •Japanese Jujutsu: Leopold the Great •The Japanese Crane, A Quiet Awareness •Ken and Hanako A Karate Saga.

• The Okinawa Karate Kaikan • Karate Pioneer Choshin Chibana's Legacy • Kanazawa's Sensei Nunchaku Kata Part 1 • Karate Training at the Gokokuji Shrine in Onoyama, Okinawa • Jiu Jitsu Combat Tricks from a Century Ago • Londons' Jack The Ripper! • Ken & Hanako A Karate Saga.

•An Interview with Isshin Ryu’s Tsuyoshi Uechi •Master Choshin Chibana’s Karate Legacy Part 2 •The Truth About Gichin Funakoshi Sensei’s Shotokan •Hirokazu Kanazawa’s Nunchaku Kata Part 2 •Morihei Ueshiba’s Aikido (with rare photographs) •The Medical Implications of Karate Training.

Machi Dojo:The Past and Future of Real Karate Kuramoto Sensei at the CFA Seminars Olympic Karate: JKA Thoughts from Japan Tsutomu Nakahoho, CFA Interview Tsuneo Kinjo Sensei: Talking About Karate Gichin Funakoshi’s Exquisite Art Part II Shotokan’s Gankaku Kata by Keinosuke Enoeda The Soft Touch Method of Katsuhiko Shinzato Sensei.

Grasp opportunity fiercely! In other words don't miss the opportunity, be bold!

On our karate dojo scrolls are written maxims of particular significance to all martial artists. They remind us of the core principles governing our training and how we should live our lives. Rest assured that they are guaranteed 100% accurate translations that will bring credit to your you and/or dojo!

The form of the dojo kun can vary from style to style or dojo to dojo but in general the sentiments expressed and the basic ideas involved agree in most respects. My own experience centres on the kun used in Higaonna sensei’s and Kanazawa sensei’s dojos in Tokyo, where the five precepts were identical but not presented in the same order. This is also the dojo kun used by the Japan Karate Association. In normal practise this would be chanted after a short period of meditation [mokuso] at the end of a class. The usual procedure is for the senior student in the class to say one line which is then repeated by the whole class until the sequence is completed. Continues

The characters can be read as, “Parting the clouds, seeking the way.” Attributed to Gichin Funakoshi the Founder of Shotokan karate.
Ho Goju Donto - The Essence of Goju Ryu. “The way of inhaling and exhaling is hardness and softness.”  The passage from the Bubishi that inspired Chojun Miyagi Sensei to name his style of karate “Goju Ryu.”
Hyaku Ren Jitoku  “Practice Makes Perfect” the favorite saying of Master Swordsman, Taizaburo Nakamura.  
The characters mean, “Focus everything on a single goal.”
Will power and energy will lift you up.
Jita Kyoei meaning, “Mutual Benefit and Prosperity.” This saying is associated with the Kodokan Judo Academy in Tokyo and in paticular the Founder of Judo Jigoro Kano Sensei 1860-1938.

Ken Zen Ich'i Nyo-The Fist and Zen are one.

In English the direct translation these Karate Dojo Scrolls is: The Fist and Zen are One. The meaning usually given to this is, the mind, will or consciousness ZEN, should be completely synchronized with the fist or KEN, for success to be achieved. This  could be viewed as meaning long term hard training leading to automatic, intuitive and therefore, effective response.  
Strong, patient, immovable.
“Work in Harmony with the Power of Nature.”
Muga Mushin refers to the Buddhist concept of a physical state of “No self.” As such, the body is freed of ego, awareness and devoid of obstructive thought.
Nana Kurobi Ya Oki. Literally seven times down eight times up, signifying indomitable spirit. This design is also available to be embroidered in Japanese on your  new Meijin uniform, FREE!

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Gichin Funakoshi's “Niju Kajo,” his twenty precepts the most famous of which is the first; “Karate begins and ends with courtesy.”
Use your energy wisely
Unite your mind, body and technique.

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“There is no first atttack in Karate.” A maxim that has become so closely associated with the name of Gichin Funakoshi. It is inscribed upon his memorials in Engakuji Temple, Kamakura, Japan, and Onoyama Koen in Naha, Okinawa. On our dojo scrolls are written maxims of particular significance to all martial artists. They remind us of the core principles governing our training and how we should live our lives. Rest assured that they are guaranteed 100% accurate translations that will bring credit to your dojo!

On these dojo scrolls are written maxims of special significance…

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Collectors’ edition tenugui dyed (not screen-printed) in black and red (seal) on white cotton gauze size 14” x 39.” This item can be used for its original purpose as a martial arts training towel to keep the eyes or hands free of sweat, or framed as a unique decoration  for the home or dojo.

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The most affordable and in some ways the most traditional mala in our range. 108 dark red wooden beads with beige and red separator beads, and a T bead with vajra (thunderbolt) to finish.
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Classical Wenge Wood Meditation Bead Set.

THE 2nd MIYAGI CHOJUN MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL An exclusive report on five non-stop days of International Karate in sunny California. NO MERCY! JAPANESE KARATE TRAINING: J.K.A. Master's Enoeda, Tsuyama and Tabata, all graduates of Tokyo’s ultra-tough Takushoku University, join forces for a special course. THE PRESENCE OF A MASTER Training under the uncompromising Aikido Master, Kazuo Chiba. VITAL FORCE: How breath control can improve both your health and combative potential. THE GOLDEN AGE OF OKINAWAN KARATE: Anthony Mirakian, recalls the masters and methods he encountered during his training on the island of Okinawa. Master Yang Jwing Ming discusses Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qi Gong, and his early training in both 'internal' and 'external' systems. TAKEDA RYU: The fighting art of the Samurai comes to Europe in the shape of Master Nakamura.

AIKIDO IS AIKIDO: THERE IS ONLY ONE GAI-JIN: The Experiences of Foreign Martial Artists In Japan HOOKED ON JAPAN: The Story of Phil Relnick, Founder of the Japan Martial Arts Society A Hung Gar Kung Fu Traditionalist is profiled and interviewew. A QUESTION OF BALANCE: Mind & Body Development in Karate. SEIYU OYATA’S LIFE PROTECTION ART. LIGHTNING SCIENTIFIC ARNIS: SHOTOKAI KARATE: A Guided Discovery. THE OKINAWAN CONNECTION. Master  Tetsuhiro Hokama. TRAINING FOR REALITY: A Fighting Chance For British Police. ‘BUDO PANORAMA’ ‘Kicks in the Sun’, ‘Shukokai Karate’s Master Kimura.”

'SEEKING THE WAY': An Early Apprenticeship Under Karate Master, Mitsusuke Harada. BOUNCERS: The Do's & Dont's ofDoorwork.” These tips of the trade could well prove to be life -savers! THE FIRST KARATE BOOKS: The priceless legacy of words and photos left by the early Masters of the 'Empty Hand'. AIKIDO SENSEi AND SEMPAI.: Part Two: The Disciples of Kazuo Chiba. TAIJI ADVENTURES IN SHANGHAI: In tribute to the late Great Grandmaster of Yang family Taijiquan. MEMORIES OF FIGHTING ARTS AND OKINAWA. Part Nine: 'A Taste of Kobudo Weaponry'. More experiences on the 'Island of Karate'. SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE: The Karate of Hiroshi Fujimoto. A very practical training session under aSensei of Goju-ryu and Uechi-ryu.

Karate Training - The Japanese Way:Part Three Interview with Master Robert Fusaro Wing Chun Master Visits The U. K. Karate-Do. The Spiritual Aspect Sports Science and Karate Karate Warm-Ups. The 1st Japan Karate Masters Seminar. Kata Applications: 'Heian Shodan Bunkai.’ Centre fold: Master Hiroshi Shirai. Interview with Master Shirai.

THE EVOLVING KARATE OF MASTER NANBU: A candid interview with a Japanese Karate Sensei who has gone through many changes in his Budo development. A MEETING WITH MASTER HIGAONNA: An 'out of the dojo' meeting with the famous teacher of Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate. THE JAPAN EXPERIENCE : A Kyokushinkai Karateka telIs of her day-to-day life in Tokyo and her training at Master Oyama’s headquarters. TAI CHI FOR HEALTH: In addition to its martial qualities the Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan can also have a positive effect on the health of practitioners. THE 1988 KYOKUSHINKAI EUROPEAN TOURNAMENTS: Kyokushinkai Karate action with the Women’s European Clicker Tournament and the First Men’s European Kata Tournament. THE 4th SHUKOKAI WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: England and Finland share top honors in this important international event.

KARATE: THE KUBOTA VIEW: An interview with the dynamic Tak Kubota THE TRUTH ABOUT KENPO: The Deadly Fist Art of Hawaii. The first in a special three-part investigation into Kenpo, the deadly 'Fist Art of Hawaii FROM BOOKS TO BUNKAI:Australian Karate Sensei Brian Mackie talks about his first twenty-five years of training. An interview with Andre Nocquet, one of Aikido founder O Sensei Ueshiba's personal disciples CHARLES NELSON: 70-PLUS AND AS TOUGH AS EVER! MISS MIMURA YUKI: WORLD KATA CHAMPION AT 17 YEARS OLD!. A short interview with the youngest ever J.K.A. Shotokan Kata Champion IS TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE REALLY TEACHING VIOLENCE? SAMURAI GENESIS. OKINAWAN GOJU RYU KARATE IN THE U.S.A. A QUESTION OF CHI: Chi Energy- what is it and, if it exists, how does it work?

KARATE TRAINING UNDER THE MASTERS:A Technical Report on the principles and training methods taught on a special course by Master Shiro Asano and his instruction team. A MODERN DAY SAMURAI: An interview with Keigo Abe of the Japan Karate Association. TEGNÉ by Richard La Plante. KARATE SUMMER CAMP IN JAPAN: The pleasure (and pain) of training at Nippon University's Karate Club. An in depth look at Master Kanazawa's teaching methods. THE TRUTH ABOUT KENPO: The conclusion. A MARTIAL ARTS TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES. THE DAI NIPPON BUTOKUKAI: Japan's first officially sanctioned Martial Arts Association.

Fighting Arts International magazine was published from the 1970s to…

MASAO KAWAZOE : We interview a senior instructor of the Japan Karate Association who resides and teaches in Great Britain. ON GUARD: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Expert advice on how to survive violent encounters from a self defence specialist, engaged in the high-risk business of professional body-guarding. THE FIGHTING SAMURAI: 'Passing on the Tradition' - learning the Warrior Ways in Japan's bloody past! AIKIDO MASTER KENJI TOMIKI: The story of great Martial Arts sensei who, having learned Judo and Aiki from the grandmasters, then fused both arts together to form a new system - now practised worldwide A MARTIAL SPIRIT: We interview Taiji Kase, a high- ranking senior Japanese Master, who recently quit the J.K.A. SHOTO-KAI KARATE MASTER VISITS GIBRALTAR: A report on Master Mitsusuke Harada's recent training course on 'The Rock' HAJIME HAYABUCHI TEACHES 'THE WAY OF THE SWORD': A Japanese Master of traditional swordsmanship explains the 'how' and  'why' of his art.    
WEAPONS TRAINING UNDER MASTER YAMAZAKI: A prominent Japanese Sensei of Karate and Kobudo weaponry visits Gt. Britain and teaches the fighting art of Bojutsu. AIKIDO: THE UESHIBA LEGACY: Since the death in 1969 of O'Sensei Ueshiba, his son Kisshomaru has carried the mantle for the worldwide spread and dissemination of traditional Aikido. THE SENSEI OF SHOTOKAN KARATE: Masaaki Ueki is a  great champion in the Japan Karate Association, having held the Kata crown six times and the Kumite once KARATE KATA: APPLYING THE FORM: A highly regarded British karateka outlines his teaching approach to Kata in a series of sequential photos and explanatory text:| THE 'NO LOSE ART OF WING CHUN': A meeting with Kung Fu Situ, Lo Man Kam of Taipei. JAPAN vs. GT. BRITAIN: UNIVERSITY KARATE CHALLENGE: The sparks flew when a team of tough Keio University karateka took on their counterparts in Cambridge University.
TETSUHIKO ASAI: An interview and profile on one of the highest ranking Masters in the Japan Karate Association. PARTING OF THE WAVES: The J.K.A 'Divorce'. Just how important is the recent split in the Japan Karate Association? Kl: THE MYTHS AND REALITY: Stories of the mystical Ki energy abound in the folklore of the martial arts. This Aikido teacher remains unconvinced. SWITCHING KARATE STYLES: An Instructor’ Dilemma. How and why a Karate Instructor changed direction: in this case from Shotokan to Shito Ryu. THE SECRETS OF KIAI-JUTSU: The principles, variations and possibilities of the martial arts 'Spirit Shout.’ IN MEMORIUM: ED PARKER: American Kenpo Karate loses its 'Father! a tribute to one of the great pioneers of the martial arts. A 'RE-THINK' ON JUDO: A professional bodyguard airs his views on the combat effectiveness of Judo.

ON GUARD: Force Options The latest advances in Law Enforcement Training MODERN DAY GLADIATORS: Life in a Thai Boxing Camp.AND FIGHTS FOR LIFE: Muay Thai in Bangkok KENSHIBUDO: The Spirit of the Samurai Lives On KARATE DO AND COURTESY: One of the most respected (and toughest!) Sensei to ever leave Japan discusses an essential aspect of Karate-do TERUO HAYASHI: Memories of a Karate Grandmaster: A revealing interview with The Weapons Man FIGHTING RANGES: Which Is the best one? The first of a two-parter on combative distance - from biting to kicking! MIND AND BODY: Marian Mucha's 30 Years of Alkldo  A veteran martial artist talks about his life and his Aikido'BEGINNER'S MIND' AIKIDO SEMINAR Six senior instructors from five different associations get together for a special seminar.

Fighting Arts International magazine was published from the 1970s to…

AIKIDO SENSEi AND SEMPAI Part Three: The Legacy of O’Sensei. THE SPIRIT OF MASTER KIMURA LIVES ON! A tribute to the late, great Shukokai Karate Master. BILL HAYES: A Marine Who Found His ‘Way' On Okinawa. Shimabukuro’s Karate. SEEKING THE WAY: The Karate-ka who became Master Harada's first 'inside student' goes to Japan to continue training. MEMORIES OF FIGHTING ARTS AND OKINAWA. Strange Encounters, Rewarding Lessons...More experiences on the 'Island of Karate. ”NUNCHAKU AND 'DOGGY BAGS' IN SACRAMENTO: A trip to California to study Okinawan weapons. BUDO PANORAMA: Memorial tributes to Ryoichi Sasakawa and George Wilson; a Karate course under Master Tomiyama; Russian Aikidoka in G.B.

FUMIO DEMURA: 'Never Give Up!' advises this famous Sensei. POSITIVE AIKIDO: Sensei Henry Ellis looks back on 40 years 'on and off the mat'. SHOULD TRADITION BE STALE? A Chinese Boxing sifu talks about 'The Philosophy of Martial Arts'. PRACTICAL KARATE: "I teach Goju the way I learned it -as a fighting system.” KARATE BOOKS PART 2: The West Learns About The Empty Hand. SURVIVAL ADVICE: What to do when outnumbered. TRAINING THROUGH PREGNANCY Christina Allen was a regular visitor to the Karate dojo... even before she was born! A LIFELONG COMMITMENT: The quest of Shotokan Karate-ka Simon Oliver: MEMORIES OF FIGHTING ARTS AND OKINAWA Part 12: 'Historical Facts, Fighting Figures'.

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