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

Welcome to my web site whicht is dedicated to two 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 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, 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.

The title photograph of my grandson was taken at Cox Bay beach on Vancouver Island, 7km south of Tofino. 

Thank you for visiting, 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)