Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site, I do appreciate it, and I welcome any comments you may care to make.

All the best - and continued success in your personal training.

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Location: Troy Illinois - Posted March 20, 2007 6:41 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Hi Peter Sensei
I need your opinion on the back leg in Zenkutsu dachi. A friend said ,I thought you were suppose to staighten your back leg in that stance and lock it. He saw one of K. Funakoshi's katas and said that he doesn't lock his back leg. I thought it would be better to give him your opinion since you have dealt with the master.

Thank You,
Bob Husted

REPLY:

Bob,

Like your last question about the kata Meikyo, the topic of when and how much to straighten the back leg when in a zenkutsu dachi is an interesting topic that has over time received a lot of discussion.

When to “straighten” the rear leg when in a front stance (I prefer not to use the term “locked” since this can on occasion be misunderstood resulting in the knee accidentally being hyper extended) really depends on what technique you are performing.

In our dojo which is affiliated with Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi and the FSKA, if we were performing a gyaku zuki for example, upon the completion of the technique our hips would be rotated so as to finish in the “shomen” or forward facing position, with our hips completely square, and with our back knee straight.

On the other hand if we were performing a gedan barai, uchi uke, or jodan age uke for example, our hips would be rotated so as to finish in the “half hanme” or side facing position, in which case the our rear knee would be bent and not straight, and turned slightly outward, since both the hips and the shoulders would be side facing thus causing the knee to be open also.

So you see for us, what position the rear knee finds its self in, really depends on what the rest of the body is trying to do.

Once again I do hope that my explanation is understandable, but if not try a down block and a reverse punch combination, and pay particular attention to maximizing the rotation of you hips and I think you will discover for your self exactly what I mean – all the best.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Troy , IIlinois - Posted March 18, 2007 7:28 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Peter Sensei
Thanks again for the info on Meikyo.

A friend is testing for his next black belt and expects me to have all the answers, I don't. It's nice to have someone like you to fall back on. Thanks again Sir

Bob Husted ( Papa Sensei )

REPLY:

Bob,

You are welcome, good luck to your friend on the black belt exam.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Troy ,Illinois - Posted March 18, 2007 12:27 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Hi Peter Sensei,

Thank You for the test info. I have another question.

I was watching You tube,shotokankataman. They did the kata Meikyo it was different than how I do it and how I seen master K. Funakoshi does it.

What is going on there. They are adding extra moves and I don't know why. Can you Please explain so I can pass on the info Thank You.

Bob Husted (Papa Sensei )

REPLY:

Bob,

Once again it is nice to hear from you - your question about the pattern in Meikyo is an interesting one.

With regards to the differences that you notice in this kata when watching the video clip you mentioned that was posted on YouTube, I offer the following comments.

The person in the video clip you mentioned appears to be the great Shotokan Master, Hirokazu Kanazawa Shihan, 10th Dan, Kancho, and the current head of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF).

The primary difference in the way in which Kanazawa Sensei does the kata Meikyo, and the way in which we in the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA) do the kata, is primarily in the blocks that are performed at the 45 degree angles prior to doing the oi zuki.

For those of us in the FSKA, we do a gedan barai to the left side prior to the oi zuki, and then we do a gedan barai to the right side prior to the oi zuki in the first series of movements. Then once again we do a gedan barai to the left side prior to the oi zuki, and then a gedan barai to the right side prior to the oi zuki in the second series of movements. This changes for us only in the third series of movements which is when we do an uchi uke to the left side prior to the oi zuki, and then an uchi uke to the right side prior to the oi zuki.

Kanazawa Sensei on the other hand does the series first as a gedan barai on both sides prior to the oi zuki, (as we do) but then in the second series he does it differently in that here he does an uchi uke on both sides prior to the oi zuki, and then finally in the third and final series he does it differently once again, here he does a jodan age uke on both sides prior to the oi zuki.

Other than those two differences the kata is performed along the same embusen and any other differences are merely a by-product of how you are taught to do the kata in terms of rhythm, timing, kime. etc.

I hope this explanation is understandable the way I have worded it, but since you know the kata I am sure you will get my meaning.

Good training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Posted March 14, 2007 9:08 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Hi Peter
A friend of mine is going to test some of her students for Black Belt and she wants to ask them some questions that there's no way they would have the answer. Something about G. Funakoshi or Shotokan, some of these students think they know everything about the history of Shotokan and Master Funakoshi.

Can you help?

Bob Husted

REPLY:

Bob,

Thank you for your email it is nice to hear from you once again.

Testing students on the history of Shotokan and the Founder, Gichin Funakoshi Sensei, is always a good idea regardless of their rank, after all there is far more depth to karate-do than just punching and kicking.

Here are ten suggested questions, many of which I often ask the students at our dojo, as well as the appropriate answers.

Questions:

1. What was the day, month, and year of Gichin Funakoshi sensei’s birth?
2. What was the day, month, and year of Gichin Funakoshi sensei’s death?
3. In what city, district, and country was Gichin Funakoshi sensei born?
4. What city did Gichin Funakoshi sensei die in?
5. How many katas did Gichin Funakoshi sensei originally introduce to the Japanese mainland ?
6. Name all of the katas he originally introduced to the Japanese mainland?
7. What was the only karate organization that he was President of at the time of his death?
8. What kata was originally taught as the first of the five Heian katas?
9. Who created the Heian kata?
10. What was the highest Dan rank ever given out to any student by Gichin Funakoshi?

Answers:
1. November 10th, 1868
2. April 26th 1957
3. Shuri, in Yamakawa-cho district, Okinawa
4. Tokyo
5. 16
6. The 5 Pinan,(Heian’s), 3 Naihanchi,(3 Tekki’s) Kushanku Dai, Kushanku Sho, Seisan, Patsai, Wanshu, Chinto, Jitte, and Jion
7. The Shotokai
8. Heian Nidan
9. Master Yasutsune Itosu
10. 5th Dan

There are a total of 25 parts to the answers and I would consider 15 or more correct answers to be a good score and 20 or more correct answers to be an excellent score.

I hope this helps your friend, do keep in touch, all the best.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: nagpur - Posted March 11, 2007 6:50 am
Email: united_builders2006 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

shiju



SIR
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR KARATE SCHOOLS IN NAGPUR BUT I COULD NOT FIND ONE.PLEASE HELP ME

REPLY:

Shiju

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments.

I am not familiar with any karate schools in your area but you may want to visit the following web site as it may be of some assistance to you in your seach for an appropriate karate school http://www.karuna.org/karuna_2003/nagpur1212.htm .

If you feel that this organization can offer what you are looking for, then talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction, and ask if you can try a few classes. If it is not what you are looking for then continue your search – good luck.

Sincerely,

Peter

Posted March 10, 2007 6:22 pm
Email: tha0003 [at] gec [dot] vic [dot] edu [dot] au

monisha



sensei,

i would like to know a bit about the history of the shotokan cup ,so pls reply i look forward to
your mail.
ari gato goze mashta
thankyou

REPLY:

Monisha,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it as I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka.

In answer to your question there are many events world wide that have the words “Shotokan” and “Cup” in their title but you may be referring to possibly the longest running and most well know tournament that refers to itself as the “Shotokan Cup” which is the tournament hosted each year by the KUGB or Karate Union of Great Britain.

If I am not mistaken this year the KUGB will be holding the event for the event for the 32nd time and you can learn more about this fine karate organization on their web site at www.kugb.org .

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Winnipeg MB - Posted March 8, 2007 6:19 pm
Email: matt1998 [at] mts [dot] net

Dan Hilliker



Great site.

Just started Shotokan Karate-do as a white belt at the young age of 42, and I'm really enjoying it. My 8-yr old is a member and I figured that instead of sitting on the sidelines, I might as well join in.

Keep up the good work and Thanks for a site so full of info.

DH

REPLY:

Dan,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it. I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka and I am pleased that you found something of interest on my web site.

My congratulations on staring karate instead of as you said, “sitting on the sidelines” I wish more parents would do the same. Over time you will find that many aspects of karate will find their way into your everyday life and all in a positive way. I wish you and your son or daughter all the best on your journey down the karate road.

Do visit often, your thoughts and comments are always welcome, my regards to all of the instructors and students at your dojo, and if your dojo has a web site please be sure and send me the web address as I would like to visit it.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: india - Posted March 6, 2007 8:19 am
Email: okboy_poly [at] yahoo [dot] com

poly



its anice site .some of of pictures of great masters are attached here.like shotokan founder and father of modern karate funakoshi.

REPLY:

Poly,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site, I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka.

Pictures and detailed information on the karate masters of yesterday, and today, can be found throughout the internet. You may want to visit sites for the JKA, FSKA, ISKF, ITFK, IJKA,and the SKIF just to name a few if you are looking for additional information.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: tamilnadu/coimbatore/india - Posted March 2, 2007 5:27 am
Website - Email: thiyagu1_karate [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sensei N.Thyagu



I need state director for our style if any indian karate masters there means please inform.

Location: Troy Ill USA - Posted March 1, 2007 11:30 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Sir

Why the 3 jumps at the end of Chinte?

Bob Husted

REPLY:

Bob,

Thank you for your email it is very nice to hear from you once again, I hope you and all of the students at the dojo are doing well.

The last three movements in the kata Chinte are truly unique, in so far as they are not found in any other Shotokan kata. I was told a great many years ago when I first learnt Chinte that the three hopping movements are more symbolic than practical.

As you know Okinawa is an island, and as such some of the movements found in the kata, such as the five movements where you rotate your hips to the open pressing position and then quickly punch forward into your open hand, are meant for example to suggest in their symbolism the ocean’s waves crashing and pounding onto the island’s shore. In turn at the end of the kata the three hopping movements are symbolic in the exact opposite, in that they in turn are meant to be the ocean’s tide retreating at the end of the day.

I hope this helps, while I can make a practical bunkai scenario for the three hopping movements, I for one have always enjoyed the symbolic reasoning behind the three steps as it adds a bit of interesting folklore to what I find is a very enjoyable kata.

Do keep in touch, in the meantime all the best.

Sincerely,

pETER

Location: india - Posted March 1, 2007 1:26 am
Email: sumankumar007 [at] gmail [dot] com

suman



hi,

do you have any training centers in india

REPLY:

Suman,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments.

We do not have an affiliated dojo in India but there are many karate based organizations spread through out the country it really depends on where you live. The internet is an excellent source of information in this regard and if you do find a dojo close to where you live be sure that you check out several schools in your area before making the choice as to which school might be best for you.

Consider talking with current members and or their family, as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction, and if possible watch several classes. Also take the time to speak with the instructor concerning his training and experience and the organizations the school is affiliated with – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Haiti - Posted February 27, 2007 5:19 am
Website - Email: vijikaratedo2000 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Dorvil Robenson



Hey my Freind!

I wait for you in kubota world cup 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (23-28 August)
Be with me to perfect our caracter!
Dorvil Sensei, Osu!

REPLY:

Dorvil Sensei,

Thank you for your email it is good to hear from you once again.

I appreciate you sending me the information regarding the upcoming tournament in Argentina but due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend. I hope you and your students do well at the tournament, do keep in touch, all the best.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: AHMEDNAGAR - Posted February 23, 2007 5:49 am
Email: AJAY_KUMAR_GIRI_46 [at] YAHOO [dot] COM

AJAY KUMAR GIRI



SIR I AM SERVING IN AN INDIAN ARMY AND I LKE TO LEARN ABOUT KARATE BUT I HAVE NEVER TAKE THE CLASS OF KARATE BUT INSTEAD OF KARATE MY BODY IS VERY FLEXYBILE AND I LKE TO LEARN ABOUT KARATE PLEASE TELL MAIL ME IN MY MAIL I WIL EAGER WAITING FOR U MAIL AND PLEASE TELL ME THE WAY TO LEARN ABOUT KARATE BECAUSE I AM INTRESTED IN PLEASE HELP ME
UR S

REPLY:

Ajay,

I am not sure where you are stationed with your army unit but the art of karate is taught in almost every country in the world.

If you look on the internet in your area you might find a local karate organization that may meet your needs. I suggest you check out several schools in your area before making the choice as to which school might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction, and if possible watch several classes. Also take the time to speak with the instructor concerning his training and experience and the organizations the school is affiliated with – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Bangalore - Posted February 22, 2007 10:53 pm
Email: rosh_guru [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

Rosh



Hi,

Thanks for the info that you have provided. I had been practising the Shorin ryu Shorin Kan Style for about 6 years . I stopped altogether after a ffracture about 7 years back. Now I would love to start all over again mainly bacause of the love for the art and also for fitness reasons. Please let me know goood schools in Bangalore. which are the styles that i can look at?

REPLY:

Rosh,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, there are several karate organizations listed on the internet in Bangalore I am not sure if this dojo is close to where you live but you might want to start with the, Okinawa Shorinyu Shorinkan Karate & Kobudo Association in Bangalore, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area, many can be found advertising on the internet.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2004/09/27/stories/2004092702840400.htm

I suggest you check out several of them before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Desert Hot Springs, California - Posted February 16, 2007 2:39 pm
Email: woolstontkd [at] cox [dot] net

Michele



Hi there. I was just browsing for some diagrams of some of the kata I've been working on when I came across your site. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to post so much wonderful information. Your diagrams are by far the best I've seen and I'm grateful to have come across them.

Again, thank you for your efforts!
Michele

REPLY:

Michele,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it.

I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka and I am pleased that you found something of interest on my web site, by the way if your dojo has a web site please be sure and send me the web address as I would like to visit it.

Do visit often, your thoughts and comments are always welcome, and my best wishes to you, and to all of the instructors and students at your dojo.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: cheltenham england - Posted February 16, 2007 5:17 am
Website - Email: info [at] cheltenhamkarate [dot] co [dot] uk

Rob Bunting



Good morning
I have come across your website and club whilst searching for forthcoming tournaments for my students here in England and have noticed that your 2007 championships will be held here this year.

Is this a competition that my club can enter? we are a traditional shotokan club. I am curently a Nidan Sensei about to take my Sandan and have been training up until now with the JKA and Sensei Enoeda.

my club has approx. 200 students. please feel free to visit my website and let me know what you think.

I look forward to hearing from you

Ossu
Rob Bunting

REPLY:

Sensei Bunting,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it, I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka.

I have written to the FSKA Honbu Dojo to see if you and your students are eligible to take part in the 9th Annual FSKA World Championship which as you know is going to be held in Crawley, England this coming October 12th – 14th. Once I have had a reply to my inquiry I will be in touch with you, by the way I visited your web site, it is well laid out and very easy to navigate my congratulations, I particularly enjoyed the photo gallery with all of the grading photographs - my best wishes to you and to all of the and students at your dojo.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: kolkata - Posted February 14, 2007 12:18 am
Email: zeeshan_gm [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

Md.Zeeshan



dear sir,
i want to learn karate in shotokan style at kolkata.is there any institute in kolkata ?

REPLY:

Md. Zeeshan,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, there are several karate organizations in Kolkata.

I am not sure if this dojo is close to where you live but you might want to start with the one of the following two schools in Kolkata, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area, many can be found advertising on the internet.

Japan Karate Association of India
Mr B S Ganguli
P22, Bondel Road,
Kolkata - 700019
Tel : 2403146

You may also want to contact the Seigokai Karate-Do Association at the following address:

Main Office:
73 B Shakespeare Sarani
Top Floor
Kolkata India - 700017
Ph: 91-33-22835728
Mobile: 91-9831516772
www.seigokai.org/
EMail: seigokaikarate@hotmail.com
Office timing: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (sunday closed

I suggest you check out several of them before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Lucknow - Posted February 12, 2007 10:16 pm
Email: khanakram_786 [at] rediffmail [dot] com

Mohamad Akram Khan Hatim



I am founder of HafizeMillat Academy. I want to give a chance our student to learn karate .
Cell:091-9839237737
194/24.L.P.Road Wazir Ganj Lucknow.UP.226018,India

REPLY:

Mohamad,

Thank you for your visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments I do appreciate it.

You may want to visit several different karate dojos in your area before deciding which school or which style of karate is best for your students - good luck in this regard.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: hyderabad, india - Posted February 12, 2007 9:37 am
Website - Email: thr3e_d [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

ahmed-nawaz



hello there, i wanna learn martial arts but i dunno which form of it to opt for.. n where to learn it.. could u pls help me choose the right martial art for myself.. am a 19 yr old male, 5 ft 11 inches tall n weigh in at 58 kilos.. i used to suffer from asthma but not anymore, i mean just very rarely i get it now.. btw my body is not flexible even when am not fat n am not that fast with body movements but i still got a desire to learn martial arts so can i learn ne form? if so, which form would u recommend for me, thanks<br>

REPLY:

Ahmed-nawaz,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments.

We do not have an affiliated dojo in your area but there are several karate organizations listed on the internet in Hyderabad. You might want to start by contacting:

Mr. V. Ravinder Kumar - Black Belt 6th Dan, V.President and Senior Referee and Technical Committee Director/ Continental Referee WUKO. in Hyderabad.

Mobile No:+91-98495 06146 or Phone No: 040-2383 0771 or EMail: kbiravi@yahoo.com

I suggest you check out several schools before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Banglore India - Posted February 11, 2007 8:28 pm
Email: ukacharya [at] gmail [dot] com

Ujjwal



Hi i am Ujjwal from "Basavangudi" Banglore -India.
I am unable to find coach at nearby area, if someone can guide me for the same?
Regards
Ujjwal
ukacharya@gmail.com

REPLY:

Ujjwal,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, we do not have an affiliated dojo in your area but there are several karate organizations listed on the internet in Bangalore

I am not sure if this dojo is close to where you live but you might want to start with the, Okinawa Shorinyu Shorinkan Karate & Kobudo Association in Bangalore, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area, many can be found advertising on the internet.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2004/09/27/stories/2004092702840400.htm

I suggest you check out several of them before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Ohio USA - Posted February 5, 2007 9:37 pm
Email: cptjanks67 [at] gmail [dot] com

Tom Ciaprano



Thanks for the informative site. I enjoyed my visit

REPLY:

Tom,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it.

I am always glad to hear from a fellow karateka and I am pleased to hear that you found my Shotokan web site informative, if your dojo has a web site please be sure and send me the web address as I would like to visit it.

Do visit often, your thoughts and comments are always welcome, and my best wishes to you and to all of the instructors and students at your
dojo.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: NIGER - Posted February 4, 2007 11:45 am
Email: MGBADA [at] LAG [dot] COM

MGBADA



COOL SITE MGBADA AND HI TO GUEST.GOOD SITE KEEP IT UP

REPLY:
Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it.

If your dojo has a web site please be sure and email me the web address, please visit often, and continued success in your training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Posted January 28, 2007 8:10 pm
Email: bohusted [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Bob Husted



Sir
I read an article that said that Gichin Funakoshi was a 5th degree when he died another article said that he didnt reconize him self as any rank.Could you enlighten me. Thank You
Bob

REPLY:

Bob,

Thank you for your email I do appreciate it.

To the best of my knowledge Gichin Funakoshi sensei was given permission to teach by his Master’s Itosu and Azato but he was never given a “rank” by them. Later in the 1930’s the Butoku-Kai began to call upon karate organizations to register their style in order for it to be officially recognized and it was the Butoku-Kai that awarded Gichin Funakoshi sensei the title of Renshi and officially issued him an instructors license.

The first Dan ranking system was created around 1883 by Jigoro Kano, the father of judo, and sometime afterwards karate also followed suite.

In his lifetime Gichin Funakoshi sensei never awarded a rank higher than 5th Dan and I believe that only five official 5th Dans were awarded by him prior to world War II. Since no student in any traditional dojo can hold a rank higher than the Master it would be natural to accept that with the passing of time 5th Dan would have been a rank that also came to be associated with Master Funakoshi.

Today Master Mitsusuke Harada of the KDS is I suspect, the lasting living person to be awarded a 5th Dan personally from Gichin Funakoshi sensei, this took place in 1956. After the death of Gichin Funakoshi sensei in April of 1957 and the rapid growth of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) and the world wide spread of Shotokan, Dan ranks were slowly increased to the point where today 10th Dan is accepted as the ultimate rank within the Shotokan syllabus.

I hope my comments are helpful – continued success in your training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Yesvantpur, Bangalore - Posted January 27, 2007 5:10 am
Email: slppersonal [at] gmail [dot] com

Sovan Lall Paul



I learnt this style (Shotokan do) for around 5 months (March, 2006 - August, 2006) in YMCA, Kolkata under Sensei Sona Ghosh. Now I am posted in Bangalore, but I get huge amount of interest here. So I like to continue the learning of this style. I am currently searching for a Shotokan Karate institute near Yesvantpur area of Bangalore, where I stay.
It will be very helpful for me if I get any positive news in this regard.
.. Sovan

REPLY:

Sovan,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, we do not have an affiliated dojo in your area but there are several karate organizations listed on the internet in Bangalore

I am not sure if this dojo is close to where you live but you might want to start with the, Okinawa Shorinyu Shorinkan Karate & Kobudo Association in Bangalore, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area, many can be found advertising on the internet.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2004/09/27/stories/2004092702840400.htm

I suggest you check out several of them before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Moscow - Posted January 26, 2007 11:52 am
Email: skably10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Alexey



Dear Mr. Lindsay!
Here is Alexey, 1 Dan from Moscow. My coach is V.V. Dzyarsky (5 Dan Shotokan), he is also coach of Russia karate team (Shotokan). He wants to know if some tournaments will be on february or march in Toronto or near to Toronto which we (Russian team)can participate ?

Best wishes,
Alexey.

REPLY:

Alexey,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comments I do appreciate it. I am always pleased to hear from a fellow martial artist.

I hope that you found something of interest on my web site. If your dojo has a web site, please be sure and send me the web address. There are no tournament I know of before the annual FSKA Championships which will be held in this year in Crawley, England from October 12, 13, 14 , 2007. Last year we had several competitors from Russia at the tournament in Las Vegas and I know they enjoyed themselves. If you visit www.fska.com later this year you will find more details as the event draws closer.

Good luck in the future, do visit often, and my best wishes to you, Sensei Dzyarsky, and to all of the students at your dojo.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Raipur - Posted January 25, 2007 11:47 am
Email: abhi_anve [at] yahoo [dot] com

Abhinav



Sir I live here in Raipur and I am interested in learning Tae Kwon Do. Please tell me if there is any center for that in Raipur C.G.

REPLY:

Abhinav,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, I do not know of a Tae Kwan Do school in your area but You might want to read this and then contact the school to see if they offer what you are looking if not perhaps they can suggest another dojo.

Talk to Mr Raj Kumar, coach from Ajit Karam Singh Karate Academy, Sector 41

I suggest you check out several school before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Scotland - Posted January 25, 2007 5:54 am
Email: amershafique [at] hotmail [dot] com

Amer



I would just like to express my opinion on Karate. I am 30 years old. Over the I've studied a number of different styles of Martial Art, including Shukokai Karate; which I gained a black belt in. I am now learning Wing Chun Kung Fu, which I've been learning for over a year now. I feel that no other style compares to Wing Chun in terms of Martial effectiveness. It's such a fast explosive and efficient system of self protection!

REPLY:

Amer,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it. I hope you found something of interest on my site, if so please visit often, and continued success in your personal training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Moscow - Posted January 22, 2007 11:28 am
Email: skabl [at] bk [dot] ru

Alexey



Dear Mr. Lindsay!
Here is Alexey, 1 Dan from Moscow. My coach is V.V. Dzyarsky (5 Dan Shotokan), he is also coach of Russia karate team (Shotokan). He wants to know if some tournaments will be on february or march which we (Russia team)can participate ?

Alexey - If you wish a reply please sent me a different email address as the one you send me was returned as invalid - thank you. Peter

Location: Runcorn Cheshire - Posted January 18, 2007 2:23 am
Website - Email: stejitsu [at] ntlworld [dot] com

ste h



Nice website. Love the pictures of masters from the old days of training.

Regards

Runcorn Ng Gar Tien wing chun

REPLY:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it. I visited your web site in Cheshire, it looks like you have a good group of very dedicated students who enjoy what they do. I am pleased to hear that you found something of interest on my web site, please visit often, I wish you continued success with your organization and in your personal training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Hydrabad - Posted January 18, 2007 2:06 am
Email: baiju1079ehep [at] gmail [dot] com

Baiju George



I wish to study karate. kindly guide me to someone in hydrabad.

REPLY:

Baiju,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, we do not have an affiliated dojo in your area, but you may want to contact,

Shotokan Karate, SBI Community Hall
Gudimalkapur, Hyderabad – 500028
or
Karate Hyderabad Public School
Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016

You may also try looking for other clubs advertising on the internet. I suggest that you check out several of the schools before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction. Good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: USA - Posted January 15, 2007 6:41 am
Website - Email: info [at] 111nation [dot] info

Edwin



Useful information! Thank you.

REPLY:

Edwin,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your comment I do appreciate it. I hope you found something of interest on my site, if so please visit often, and continued success in your personal training.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: Alberta Canada - Posted January 14, 2007 10:50 pm
Email: medsoccer [at] yahoo [dot] ca

Pete



Great website very informative,I have a 10 year old that has been at karate for 4 months now and is doing well.

REPLY:

Pete,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my karate web site and for leaving your kind comments I do appreciate it. I am pleased that you found my web site informative and I hope that your child continues to do well. If the dojo that your son or daughter trains at has a web site please let me know the address and I will definitely spend some time looking around their site.Do visit often, and my best wishes to all of the instructors and students at your child’s dojo.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: south delhi - Posted January 14, 2007 6:22 am
Email: hunnymathur [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

dushyant mathur



i want to know the location around south delhi. especially near jamia millia islamia.

REPLY:

Dushyant,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, we do not have an affiliated dojo in your area but there are several karate organizations listed on the internet in South Delhi. You might want to start with the one listed below, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area, many can be found advertising on the internet. http://www.schoolofshotokankaratedo.org/sensei_rajeevsabharwal.php if this dojo is not in the part of South Delhi that you live in perhaps that can recommend another dojo that is closer to you.

I suggest you check out several of them before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: chennai - Posted January 10, 2007 4:30 am
Email: jupiter_ari [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

ashok malhotra



hi,
my name is ashok and i want to learn karate.But i am already 26 years old.is there any coaching centre in chennai where i can learn?

REPLY:

Ashok,

Thank you for visiting my karate web site and for leaving your comments, we do not have an affiliated dojo in your area but there are several karate organizations listed on the internet.

You might want to start with the one listed below, or perhaps one of the other karate clubs in the area,

DRAGON FORCE SELF DEFENCE ACADEMY. Style - ISSHINRYU, VAISHNAVI ILLAM 15 NORTH DAVIDSON STREET MANNADY, CHENNAI

I suggest you check out several schools before making the choice as to which one might be best for you, talk with current members as they are always a good source of information about the club and the quality of the instruction – good luck in your search.

Sincerely,

Peter

Location: yeswantpur,bangalore - Posted January 7, 2007 8:33 am
Email: sandeep_cgd [at] yahoo [dot] com

sandeep kumar



iam a teenager of yeswantpur,triveni road,bangalore.
i am very intrested in judo,karate.hence,plz giveme
names of coaching centres near my place.

thankig yours
faithfully

Location: Bangalore - Posted January 5, 2007 9:10 pm
Email: goswami_mca [at] yahoo [dot] com

indranil



Want to learn karate any training center in bangalore.

Location: Nagpur (India) - Posted January 4, 2007 7:28 am
Email: Harsh4palse [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] in

Harshad Ram Daftari



Dear sir i want learn judo karate &martial arts. So kindly give me the information about the training centres in nagpur. It wii be so greatfull to you.

Location: Ludhiana Punjab India - Posted January 4, 2007 6:00 am
Email: sukhdev_skif [at] rediffmail [dot] com

Sukhdev Singh (India Punjab Ludhiana)



Dear sir nice to see you on your site, as i am doing karate under sensie T.K. since 1980 and all my friends like other happy singh, Ramesh, Rajeev, sanjeev , harmeet and many more were practiced at Pandara Road. In 1987 was great moment when first time Kancho came at Pandara road and we all including got shodan from kancho that was a graet memorable moment for all of us. My email id is ( sukhdev_skif@rediffmail.com ) and my address is 1059, Urban Estate, Phase-II, Focal Point, Jamalpur, Ludhiana, Punjab India and Mobile no. 0091 9888297410, and land line is 0091 161 2678251,2671093,3252447,2670965. we want to do some trainig program together and if some one reading this massage from any other Club or country welcome. yours in karate sukhdev singh Sandan .

Location: Delhi India - Posted January 2, 2007 6:30 am
Email: casanovagirl17 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Arundhati Jaiswal



Well hi this is arundhat and i really want to now if there is any karate school in delhi in south ex or near by it cause i am really eager to learn karatexand i can divert as much time as it need plz plz i am waiting for ur reply

Location: Perry, Florida 32347 Dojo - Posted January 1, 2007 8:50 am
Website - Email: bowdenj [at] gtcom [dot] net

Jimmy Bowden, Sensei



Sensei Peter Lindsay, I thought my web site was a nice site until I visited your site. Your site is the "best" I have visited....
Could I get your permission to link your "Short Stories" from my web site....

Thank you,

Jimmy Bowden

Location: Spain - Posted December 31, 2006 12:23 am
Email: anescal [at] wanadoo [dot] es

Toni



Nice Place to Shotokan Karate-I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR from Menorca-Spain

Location: bangalore - Posted December 28, 2006 1:09 am
Email: sgokul03 [at] gmail [dot] com

gokul



hi,
i line in halsuru in bangalore tell me a place nearby where i can learn karate i am very much interested and serious about it

Location: Bangalore - Posted December 27, 2006 3:27 am
Website - Email: vinothinlive [at] yahoo [dot] com

Vinoth M



HI..

Thanks for having a very informative site
for people who wish to learn karate.

I am in Electronic City , Bangalore and looking forward to learn
karate , it will be very kind of you, if you suggest any good karate centers / masters to
learn karate.

Thanks in advance

Vinothinlive@yahoo.com
Vinoth M

Location: Bangalore - Posted December 21, 2006 10:43 pm
Website - Email: jana [at] rediffmail [dot] com

Janardhana.P



i am karate technicals joining the clases please I want to the adrres of areas: JAYANAGAR
KATHRIGUPPA
KUMARSWAMY LAYOUT
UTTARAHALLI

Location: jayanagar - Posted December 21, 2006 7:23 am
Email: balabharat [at] yahoo [dot] com

bala



please tell me some good karate school which is nearer to jayanagar 4th block in bangalore

Location: nagpur - Posted December 15, 2006 5:15 am
Email: sunildynapro [at] rediffmail [dot] com

SUNIL A MESHRAM



Dear Sir,
My self sunil meshram I want to learn kung fu do you have any branch in nagpur for that.

Posted December 10, 2006 11:24 pm

KENSU- KAI KARATE ACADEMY BE BOLD BE SMART LEARN KARATE FROM KOSGHINSH-RIO KENSUKAI OUR BRANCHES INDIA JAPAN GERMANY GULF COUNTIRES

Location: USA - Posted December 10, 2006 11:21 pm

VIJAY

sir i learn karate from kensukai karate i know its a different style i learn karate from sensei pradeep jose k
now iam working in minasota usa IWANT TO KNOW ANY CLASSES IN USA IAM VERY SATISFIED WITH MY MASTER IWANT A MASTER LIKE MR PRADEEP JOSE K OUSW SENSE

Location: Florida - Posted December 10, 2006 6:38 am
Email: breakerman [at] gmail [dot] com

Phil R. Up



Nice site, keep up the good work

Location: USA - Posted December 5, 2006 11:38 pm

VICHANCO

IWANT TO KNOW WERE KENSUKAI KARATE CODUCT CLASSES IN NORTH SIDE OF AMERICA IAM AN GREEN BEKLT HOLDER FROM KENSUKAI KOSHINSHORIO IF ANY IDEA PLEASE CONTACT ME MY ID EMBASY EXAMINATION BOARD @YAHOO.COM

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