Shotokan Karate

"Each day in the dojo teaches you something new about what you thought you already knew".

"One lifetime is simply not enough".


Tesshinkan Kobudo

"The art of Kobudo extends the reach of the practitioner".

"Even those without great strength can be formidable".


Gichin Funakoshi

"The Master is a great teacher, but only if we listen. At the very least we must try to hear his words".

"So learn all you can, and pass it on, so others can do the same".

DNBK International Division

"Dedicated to the preservation of the classical martial virtues of Japanese Budo and Bujutsu".

Victoria Shotokan Karate & Kobudo Association

The world is not the same. Today in virtually every country dojos are closed and students are left to practice on their own. I urge Senseis everywhere to do whatever they can to help keep up their students interest in their chosen martial art.

Perhaps a bi-weekly quiz with true or false questions, writing an essay on their favorite kata, an on line instructional videos that the students can watch, and anything else that you can think of that might help, until the day your dojo can reopen.

Be safe, continue to practice on your own, and be sure and follow all of the instruction by your government and the health officials in your area.

This too will pass one day.

Welcome to my web site which is dedicated to two specific martial arts.

One, is the art of Shotokan Karate-do that I have practiced for more than 41 years.

The other, is the art Ryu Kyu Kobudo that I have practiced for more than 18 years.

Since there is no "one way" of teaching either martial art, even amongst the most senior senseis in the world, it is only natural then that my ideas, my opinions, and my training methods, will differ from yours. Just as they would have differed for our respective senseis.

The articles you will find here are comprised primarily of my own personal thoughts and points of view. They cover a wide variety of subjects including, karate, kobudo, history, etiquette, kihon, kata, bunkai, and other related topics. Where I have included articles, art work, or the thoughts and comments of others, I have made every effort to give credit where credit is due.

My thanks go to Shihan, John Ang, 6th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Australian Ninjukai Association, for allowing me to copy the images of the various coloured belts from his web site. My thanks also go to Shihan, Scot Mertz, Chief Instructor of the World Shotokai Federation, for allowing me to transfer all of the photographs of the various Shotokan katas, and embusen, from his web site.

I reside and train in Victoria, British Columbia, but the title photograph of my grandson was taken at Cox Bay beach. This beach is located here on the west coast of Vancouver Island about 7km south of the town of Tofino. 

Thank you for visiting my web site. I wish you continued success with your training in your chosen martial art.

Remember: "Always train as if it is your last day in the dojo. One day it will be".

Part the clouds - seek the way.

“The objective of both karate-do and kobudo is to contribute to the

evolution of the human spirit through physical and mental training.”

Peter Lindsay, Go Dan, (FSKA) / Sho Dan, (Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan)