A conversation with my sensei!

Today I had a long conversation, as part of the bi-weekly or monthly chats that we have, with my sensei Hidetada Narumi. He remains in Japan whilst I am in Wales; the telephone is our primary means of contact as he is not very computer literate. We spoke about some of our Gima-Ha Kata and …

Shōtō vs Shōtō?

Is Shōtōkan still Shōtōkan? Are we still Shōtōkan-Ryu? Questions that often get raised? What is the resemblance to the original Ryūkyu (Okinawa) practices that gave birth to the styl that eventually became known as Shōtōkan? Many would argue that the changes, in Karate, over the years, from the Okinawa Shorin to the ‘modern’ day’ Shōtōkan …