There was an article published on the “News on Japan” website that caught my eye recently. It was about the Japanese government, “launching a new certification program in an effort to crack down on poor-quality sushi made overseas.” Read More
Many Karateka outside of Okinawa and Japan do not believe in the customs found in traditional Karate dojo. Yet ironically these traditions are an integral part of the culture from which Karate sprang and are not easily dismissed.
Below you can find some more videos from the Fukuchi Seko memorial demonstration held in 1984. Read More
A year or so ago I posted about Fukuchi Seko, an important but not well-known teacher of Goju-ryu. He was the student of Higa Seko and subsequently the teacher of Hokama Tetsuhiro and Tokashiki Iken. Fukuchi passed away suddenly in 1975, but it wasn’t until 1984 that a memorial demonstration was held to honor him. Below you can find the first set of videos from the demonstration featuring some well-known and up-in-coming (at the time) teachers. Read More