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Shotokan Faces

Shotokan Faces

I intend to do a few articles on some of the Shotokan men and women who were such an integral part of the history and development of Shotokan in the UK.

My views on modern day Shotokan Karate

Have been asked to give my views on modern day shotokan karate. It’s my view that 75% of clubs are a sham. These days there are so many different types of fight clubs, such as MMA, sport karate etc that people want a quick fix and this has had an effect on traditional shotokan.

Contact With The Enemy

Wellington said, “No plan survives contact with the enemy”. He knew, through bitter experience that in battle all the careful, detailed and intricate tactics seldom came to pass when the enemy was engaged. We refer to the ‘chaos’ of war and “the fog of war” - Carl Von Clausewitz (from his treatise ‘On War’).

Cherish The Old & Embrace The New

I recently received an e-mail from a guy in Australia, telling me in no uncertain terms that I was ‘a dinosaur’ and needed to ‘move with the times’

Legend Productions

We hold what is probably the largest archive of Shotokan karate film and video footage available anywhere. Dating from the 1950s through to the present day, we have produced digitally enhanced, professionally edited programs of the finest international Shotokan events ever recorded.