Karate Events


The pictures shows Andre Bertel doing a mae geri.

The Andre Bertel Seminar 2020, which was scheduled for April 4-5, 2020 in Bavaria, Germany, has been postponed. Andre Bertel is going to visit Bavaria on July 25-26, 2020. The Shotokan Times is the official media partner of the seminar. Many karate events and seminars worldwide have been canceled or postponed in order to limit the Corona virus outbreak. According to rumors, even the Tokyo Olympics 2020 might become postponed. Punito Aisenpreis, head of the organizing Dojo Bodhidharma, sent the following announcement: Dear Budoka, dear Bushi, with a heavy heart we have to......

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Shinji Akita in Malta

Shinki Akita hold a seminar in Malta. The focus of the course laid on efficient technique and mindful bodywork. A seminar report by Luke Rocco Between October 18 and 20, 2019, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese participants, were also international guests from Belgium and Scotland. All came to Malta specifically to join us for this special event. Focus of the Seminar The three-day seminar focused on intriguing concepts in Kihon, Kumite and......

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2nd Yamato Cup: A Tournament Report

The 2nd Yamato Cup took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on last Sunday. It was an event full of emotions, ups and downs, comebacks, victories, and experiences. The head of the organizing committee and chairman of The Shotokan Times, Thomas Prediger was very happy with the tournament. “Since last year, the number of starters has risen of about 50 percent. But we still maintained a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. So everybody had a great time with a lot of experiences and fun. Next year, the 3rd Yamato Cup will be even bigger. And we......

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Takashina Memorial Camp 2019 Picture Gallery

This year, we were official and proud sponsor of the Shigeru Takashina Memorial Camp. The camp honors the late master Shigeru Takashina and his tireless efforts to spread and teach Shotokan karate in North America. As instructor the Shotokan Karate Center in Coral Springs could win 5 times JKA All Japan Kumite Champion, Keisuke Nemoto. In the upcoming weeks, we will provide you with an extensive report about the seminar. But so far, we kindly recommend this incredible picture gallery by Elton Pride. Just press the button....

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We Sponsor the Takashina Camp 2019 with Keisuke Nemoto

We are very proud to announce our sponsorship of the Master Shigeru Takashina Camp 2019 with Keisuke Nemoto as head instructor, in Coral Springs, Florida. The seminar will be hold in memory of Shigeru Takashina, who devoted his life to teach and spread the art of Shotokan karate. As special guest Sensei Keisuke Nemoto, 5 times JKA All Japan Kumite Champion and JKA instructor, will teach at the seminar. The Seminar is going to be held from: Sep 26, 6:30 PM EDT – Sep 29, 12:00 PM Venue: Delray Beach Community Center, 50......

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The picture shows the Rings of the Olympic Games.

The Olympic Games have long been a dream and a field of conflict for many karateka. However, the decision of the french national Olympic committee to not include karate in 2024 is only the finally to a several decades long conflict which has come to an end now. By Dr. Christian Tribowski According to an article by the BBC at the beginning of this year, the organizing committee of the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris will Karate not include Karate in the program. The article says: “Karate will make its Olympic debut at......

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The picture shows Koichiro Okuma teaches the application of Kanku Sho at the 2nd Düsseldorf Special. Kanku Sho is a kata of Shotokan Karate Do.

The Düsseldorf Special with Koichiro Okuma has become a fix event in the annual European Shotokan Karate calendar. Here we report from the 2nd special in Düsseldorf. By Jeffrey Evers One year after the outstanding success of the 1th Düsseldorf Special, 130 karateka from all over Germany and beyond visited the Dojo Yamato. They all attended the joint Seminar with Sensei Koichiro Okuma and a get-together with friends during the long Pentecost weekend. From Kata to Kumite: The 1st Day of the Düsseldorf Special From Taikyoku Shodan to Kanku Sho The first training......

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