Below is a list of the Shotokan kata and their meanings: Shotokan Kata Heian Shodan – (peaceful mind, first level) Heian Nidan – (peaceful mind, second level) Heian Sandan – (peaceful mind, third level) Heian Yondan – (peaceful mind, fourth level) Heian Godan – (peaceful mind, fifth level) Tekki Shodan – (iron horse riding, first level) Tekki Nida
Mindful Practice in Karate
Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan karate, emphasized that every practitioner must seek perfection of character. In order to accomplish this, it is essential to obtain a clear focused mind in pursuit of a mental and physical state harnessed for perfection. When learning and practicing karate, particularly as it involves both physical and mental
Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵?, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of
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