Honour the Principles of Etiquette!

The 4th Dojo Kun, is “Hitotsu! Reigo o omonzuru koto!” This translates to “Honour the Principles of Etiquette!” We short form it even more to simply, “Respect Others!” Respect is a very important thing in the martial arts. We are supposed to respect our Sensei, respect our seniors and respect our juniors. Sometimes this is overlooked and people forget to show respect. It...

Shotokan Kata Picker

Have you ever had a problem picking a kata to work on?  Today, I am going to show you a neat little website that will take the help you. There are times when I am practicing on my own that I struggle deciding which of the Shotokan Katas I want to work on. This neat little website will take the guess work out of it. This website, kata-picker.maritimeikd.com will help you out. I will put a...