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 who are 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".

"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 and Kobudo Association

My web site is dedicated to two martial arts.

One is the art of Shotokan Karate-Do under the leadership of Kancho Kenneth Funakoshi, 10th Dan, Founder of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association, (FSKA). The other is the ancient art martial art of Okinawan Kobudo under the leadership of Sensei Hidemi Tamayose, 10th Dan, President and Founder of the Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan.

The primary goal of my web site is a very simple one. It is to share with you my "Do" or "Way" of both Shotokan Karate and of Ryukyu Kobudo, while at the same time introducing you to some of the teachers and students who have had an impact on my martial arts and on my personal life, to whom I will always be extremely grateful.

For more than 40 years I have practiced the art of Shotokan Karate-Do and for more than 19 years the art of Ryukyu Kobudo. In that time I have come to know that with human nature being what it is, the universal acceptance of "one way" of teaching either martial art, even amongst the most senior senseis in the world, is virtually impossible. With that thought in mind 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 and cover a wide variety of subjects dealing with history, training, 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. I hope that you will enjoy the many different articles that are contained here. Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site and I wish you continued success with your training.

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)