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.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
As promised here are some hanami pictures. The sakura this year were typically breath taking! Here Mizuho and I are wearing traditional Japanese kimono at Nakatsu-jo.
After my yudansha-geiko at the Renshinkan dojo we went to the castle, for photos with the sakura, and the 'usual customs'. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time.