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Tag Archives: shotokan kata

Thomas LaPuppet: Remembering a Pioneer of American Karate and Fighter From the Legendary Tong Dojo

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Thomas LaPuppet had a long and impressive resume: U.S. Marine, New York firefighter, actor, bodyguard for Donald Trump, not to mention shotokan standout, international karate referee, Black Belt Hall of Famer and mentor to thousands of young martial artists.
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Posted in Martial Arts History.

How Tai Sabaki Works in Karate Moves (Part 1)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

In this exclusive video, instructor Joe Mirza delves into tai sabaki — a concept found in the heian shodan — and how it functions in shotokan karate.
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Posted in Karate Videos.

Gichin Funakoshi: Creator of Shotokan Karate

Monday, July 29th, 2013

If there’s one man who can be credited with popularizing karate, it’s Gichin Funakoshi. This account by Richard Kim looks at how the shotokan founder went from sickly boy to respected master.
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Posted in Shotokan.