This site is based on my daily practice of Shotokan Karate-Do here in Oita City, Japan. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate websites, this page is primarily dedicated to Budo Karate training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Today my training focused on junansei (softness) and kokyu (breathing). Accordingly, the kata of my practice was 気法拳 (Kihouken) and lots of core-strength based stretching, which Asai Sensei utilized to soften his body.
This training was a central aspect of Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei's self practice and was a huge emphasis from his wife, Mrs. Asai Keiko. Yesterday marked Asai Sensei's passing. So I did a special training based on these aforementioned points. My thoughts are with the Asai Family in their mourning.