The House of Champions… An inspiring Story

My name is Nathalie Jiménez, I am 27 years old.

I have been practicing Karate for 7 years, and have been a part of Kyokushinkai Costa Rica for the last 3 years.

In August of last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This has been without a doubt the most unexpected and shocking news I have ever had. I have lived through very difficult moments and sometimes very painful ones. I feel my last few years have definitely prepared me for this fight. Continue reading “The House of Champions… An inspiring Story”

The ART in Martial Arts & Kyokushin Karate

While drilling basics, with the focus mid-way in class on kicks,

we were all lined up with Sensei Fogarasi calling out the various kicks, which would then perform 30 of, per side, with kia! When we reached Yoko-geri, the side kick, Sensei Fogarasi began correcting us on form and technique.

The side kick can be a difficult kick to perform, if you don’t have the proper flexibility, or technique and form. We are told to raise the knee in front, slightly bending the supporting leg, twisting on the ball of the foot, and extending and retracting the leg. The purpose is to learn how to chamber the leg properly, which is the initial step and will help for the proper execution of the kick. Continue reading “The ART in Martial Arts & Kyokushin Karate”

SPANISH KWF WINTERCAMP IN VILLANUA

The 7º Spanish Wintercamp was held from 7 to 9 of March 2019 in Villanua (Huesca-Spain)

120 participants from Costa Rica, Germany, Poland, Norway and Spain took part. The camp was directed by shihan Fernando Pérez, 6º dan and covered all aspects of kyokushin (kihon, kata and kumite). Continue reading “SPANISH KWF WINTERCAMP IN VILLANUA”