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Fil-Japanese eyes gold for PH

A former member of the Japanese national team is making her debut playing for the national flag in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Junna Tsukii, a 26-year-old karateka whose mother is a Filipina, will compete in the -50 kilogram division of the kumite where she ranks among the favorites. 10 more words

David Lader

Fil-Japanese eyes gold for PH

A former member of the Japanese national team is making her debut playing for the national flag in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Junna Tsukii, a 26-year-old karateka whose mother is a Filipina, will compete in the -50 kilogram division of the kumite where she ranks among the favorites. 10 more words

David Lader

Work through the pain!

I saw this video yesterday Work through the pain.

In this video a little boy let’s fear cause

him pain. In his head he thinks when I… 102 more words

Should I Watch My Child Train?

Many dojos have a couple of benches/chairs/rickety stools where parents can sit and watch their children train. There’s a spectrum of parental involvement: some will video every single class, and some never step foot into the dojo after that first meeting. 1,057 more words

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Area karate club sends 12 athletes to Buenos Aires for Junior PKF Championships

Illinois Shotokan Karate Club athletes will be heading to Buenos Aires to compete in the Junior Panamerican Karate Federation Championships Aug. 21-27. Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs is proud to announce that 12 of their students will be heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina to compete in the Junior Panamerican Karate Federation Championships Aug. 11 more words

David Lader

Area karate club sends 12 athletes to Buenos Aires for Junior PKF Championships

Illinois Shotokan Karate Club athletes will be heading to Buenos Aires to compete in the Junior Panamerican Karate Federation Championships Aug. 21-27. Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs is proud to announce that 12 of their students will be heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina to compete in the Junior Panamerican Karate Federation Championships Aug. 11 more words

David Lader

Hanshi Kaufman Teaches Kata

Hanshi Kaufman executes and teaches rudiments of Bassai Dai with variations developed through classical demonstration, and then explains improvisation as a training aspect of his school, Hebi Ryu Budo – School of the Snake. 35 more words

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