As the weather gets warmer, we’re reminded that summer is right around the corner. This change of the seasons needs to be the focus of our attention. Yes, some schools do perfectly fine and even thrive during June, July, and August, but in general, summer is not the best time for martial arts schools.
When it comes to the fundamentals of karate, most people have a basic idea of what karate looks like to them. Those who have practiced martial art probably have an even better understanding of the traditions and meanings behind karate, and they may even know some of the histories. Whether you’re new to the martial art or have been practicing a long time, these fun facts may add some tidbits to what you know about the history of karate.
Despite coronavirus crisis Chicago Dojo Kanku of Shihan Leslaw Samitowski operates with almost no break organizing regular training in the dojo, outside in a forest/park and on line. Additionally, Shihan Leslaw also organizes this year, as usual, annual Karate Kyokushin summer camp in Knox, Indiana from June 21st till June 28th (7 days)
The XIV KWU International Camp in Kamchia (Bulgaria) will be held from 19th to 26th, July 2020, and it is also planned to hold as part of the International Summer Camp the KWU Youth World Cup (18-21 y.o.), which is the successor of the International Varna Cup, held since 2017. The first international tournament Varna Cup was held in 2017 and was a success. Due to the great interest and increasing number of participating countries, in 2019 the format changed to the World Cup for young karate talents. Continue reading “Get ready for KWUCAMP and KWU World Youth Cup 2020”
IFK Uruguay has adapted to this unusual year with social distancing due to COVID-19. Thus, IFK Uruguay 6th annual National Tournament covering several modalities for 2020 took the form of a Kata Virtual Tournament with over 50 competitors.
This has proved to be an excellent way to keep everyone motivated, training, and technically improving, even when the living rooms and yards have become our Dojos and we can only see each other virtually. Continue reading “IFK Uruguay National Kata Tournament”