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Tatsuya Naka Likes The Shotokan Times

This weekend, our board member, Keigo Shimizu, and our managing director and chief editor, Dr. Christian Tribowski, took part in a seminar with Tatsuya Naka sensei in Munich, Germany. After the last class on Saturday, both overhanded Naka sensei a gift of gratitude: Our famous black The Shotokan Times hoodie.

Naka sensei was very surprise and expressed how much he likes the hoodie. He is also fond of The Shotokan Times. He said that The Shotokan Times should keep going with good work.

The Shotokan Times overhanded him another special gift. We will reveal what it is beginning of November 2019.

Everybody, who wants our black The Shotokan Times hoodie, can order it here in our shop or press on the picture below.

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Vote: Best Unsu Performence

Unsu 雲手, which means literally “cloud hands”, is by far one of the most difficult Katas and a strong indicator for athleticism and technical mastership. Practicing it requires tremendous body control and mental focus.

Last week, we presented you an stunning application of the Unsu jump by Koji Arimoto. This week we want to elect the best Unsu performance we could find in the web. Please, write the number of your favorite performance in the comments.

1. Rebecca Nakamichi (until 1:42), video by kuro-obi world

2. Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, video by z0az0az0a

3. Unknown Karateka, video by
Jason Leung (who knows her name?)

4. Michael Milon, video by ninja1217

5. Ohta Sensei, video by Tasseikan JKA KARATE

6. Sandy Scordo, video by Jesse Enkamp

Opener Picture source: Kuro-obi World