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    Makiwara training

    26 sie 2011 in Bez kategorii

    Takayuki Kubota’s hardcore makiwara training By Hank Hamilton Traditional Warrior Perhaps the most famous grandmaster in the world known for his „body armor” and incredible breaking ability is soke Takayuki Kubota. The only living soke (creator of a complete Japanese style karate system practiced worldwide), and one of the very few holding the 10th dan (highest attainable rank), Kubota has long been known for pounding his hands and shins with a steel sledge hammer a thousand times a day. I first became...

    Seminar in Poland 2002

    26 sie 2011 in Bez kategorii

    Seminar in Warsaw, Poland – a Success Warsaw, Poland – Thoughts of this ancient city bring to mind legions of communist soldiers marching the streets and visions of war. A city literally destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, rebuilt by Stalin in his image of architectural idealism. A nation long known for producing some of the most gallant and fierce warriors over the millennia. With the fall of the communist empire near a decade ago much has changed...

    Takayuki „TAK” Kubota – The Master of Inner and Outer Strength

    26 sie 2011 in Bez kategorii

    Takayuki „TAK” Kubota – The Master of Inner and Outer Strength By Jose Fraguas Takayuki Kubota is one of the most famous and respected karate masters in the United States. Born on September 20, 1934 on the Japanese island of Kyushu, he demonstrated and performed his breathtaking strength and conditioning exercises at Ed Parker’s Long Beach International Championships in 1966. In addition to teaching his very aggressive style of gosoku ryu karate, Sensei Kubota has been acknowledged as the most...

    Interview with shihan Tom Piotrkowicz

    11 sie 2011 in BLOG

    The following is an interview conducted with Shihan Tom in 2007. Editor: So tell me about your early involvement with martial arts. Shihan Tom: I started martial arts training in 1970. That was jujutsu and judo. In 1972 I began to practice karate . In these days I was one of the first and the youngest karateka in Warsaw. Editor: Tell us about the development of martial arts in Poland. Shihan Tom: In these days martial arts practice was something...

    SOKE TRAVELS TO POLAND 2004

    11 sie 2011 in EVENTS

    SOKE TRAVELS TO POLAND On November 19-21st, Soke traveled to Warsaw, Poland to teach karate and weapons seminars. The seminars were hosted by Shihan Tom Piotrkowicz, our esteemed head instructor of IKA Poland. Assisting Soke with the teaching was Shihan Rod Kuratomi and Shihan Ted Bratakos. The group had the honor to witness the first snow storm to hit Poland this winter. It snowed almost continually the entire time we were in Poland. It was a beautiful sight to see...

    Tomasz Piotrkowicz

    01 sie 2011 in Bez kategorii

    Tomasz Piotrkowicz’s „silver wedding” with karate. In 1997 Tomasz Piotrkowicz celebrates his 25* anniversary c training karate. He started as firstgrade secondary school studen At that time he was one of the first and the youngest in Poland. Ever day, together with a group of friends, he rode his bike to an airfield i Gocław (nowadays the site of a vast housing estate) and they traine there from early spring till late autumn. Dressed in karategi. on huge meadow, exposed...

    Warsaw Karate Center

    01 sie 2011 in Bez kategorii

    The Warsaw Karate Center  traditional and modern. The conception of a private, professional karate club which would unitę the best karate practitioners of Warsaw saw the light of day in 1991, when connections in the ministry (at least in the Ministry of Sports) were no longer necessary to realize such plans. Six years have already passed sińce the Summer Karate Academy in the COS Center in Spała, but many of its participants are still training under the supervision of Tomasz...

    MASTERS TOURNAMENT – WARSZAWA 2010

    02 cze 2011 in EVENTS

    This are the some of the kicks and punches from XV and XVI Polish Gosoku-ryu Karate Championships. Since 2007 we have been fighting in glows and helmets. Also since that time there wasn’t a single head or face injury. Now it is possible to really punch or kick without injuring your opponent. We introduce you to our way of point system fighting to show you how make the sport fight both more real and safe. At our tournaments you actually...

    SUMMER KARATE & KOBUDO ACADEMY

    02 cze 2011 in BLOG

    SUMMER KARATE & KOBUDO ACADEMY took place in the beautiful hotel (200 m from the sea and beach) in Jaroslawiec town at the Baltic Sea from 1st to 12th July. During twelve-day summer camp we practiced gimnastic, self-defense, karate and kobudo – long staff bo and soft nunchaku. How always we saw new films from Japan and IKA HQ in Los Angeles. This summer you could extend your vacation with martial arts by joining the International Spochan & Tameshigiri Camp...

    Master Cup in Torino

    02 cze 2011 in BLOG

    On Sunday, 14th October in Torino (Italy) took place 16th edition of Coppa Dei Campioni – Master Cup. About twenty years ago shihan Piotrkowicz won two medals in Master Cup, now he was coming with his students team and his son, Michael. Master Cup was organized by shihan Giorgio Bortolin 7th dan. It was international cup for two karate federation: IKA and I-JKA, with over 80 competitors from Europe, India and USA. From Poland came two teams: IKA with shihan...