This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Visitors of this blog
According to my visitor statistics, people from the following countries have visited this blog!
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal. Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Bahamas, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.
With people from over 100 countries visiting this site, I think it is fair to say it is now pretty international. The huge amount of emails I regularly receive from karateka here in Japan, and from around the world, consistently include such compliments as: "your blog is the best Shotokan karate website on the internet"; "online information backed by obvious technical excellence and years of correct training"; "the only real public insight into Asai-ryuha", and "a wonderful dedication to Asai Sensei".
In addition to these kind compliments, technical questions on traditional Japanese Shotokan and Asai karate, I am constantly being asked to recommend karate products such as dogi, obi and makiwara; supplementary fitness routines; about living/training here in Japan; and information about organisations. I actually receive so many emails that I'm literally unable to answer everyone (sincerest appologies). I'll therefore continue to attempt answering the majority of your questions within my articles here on the site.
ARIGATO GOZAIMASU TO ALL OF YOU! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF MY KARATE BLOG!