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

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

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 Read More

Interview with shihan Tom Piotrkowicz


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 Read More

SOKE TRAVELS TO POLAND 2004


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 Read More

Tomasz Piotrkowicz


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 Read More

Warsaw Karate Center


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 Read More

MASTERS TOURNAMENT – WARSZAWA 2010

MASTERS TOURNAMENT – WARSZAWA 2010

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

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SUMMER KARATE & KOBUDO ACADEMY

SUMMER KARATE & KOBUDO ACADEMY

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

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Master Cup in Torino

Master Cup in Torino

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

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