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.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Karate with Tony Petronelli Sensei
I enjoyed doing karate with Tony Petronelli Sensei (3rd Dan) at his beautiful home in North Canterbury. Tony Sensei, an international airline pilot (and former police officer), is a very tough karateka, who is technically best defined by effective fighting karate. Because of this Asai Sensei really liked Tony from the moment he met him!
Continuing on with my reports (on our 2009 visit to New Zealand), here are some photos of our karate-keiko together.