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Takudai Seminar 2019

One year later, after the successful experience of last seminar, a bigger (in number) KCK delegation will spend Halloween in the German lands, participating the 2019 edition of Takudai Seminar.

The senseis are all first class: Shiro Asano, Masaru Miura, Akio Nagai, Tatsuya Naka, Shinji Akita, Manabu Murakami and Kaori Watanabe.

So, we’ll answer with our best athletes: just think that even beloved sensei Marco will reach Munich from Sweden (of course if he’s still fitted for his karate-gi!)

Departure is scheduled on Friday, last day of October. What is waiting for us will be an intensive three-days of karate, hard-sweat training, italo-nippo-english conversation, beer and sausages!

Stay tuned!

DESIO SPORT FESTIVAL 2019: a seminar with Didier Lupo

In September, on the 13-14-15th, during the Desio Sport Festival (which is now at the fifth edition), the executive committee Desio&Sport invited (ehm, well, it was its veeeery-insisting- member-Roberto-Colombo’s fault, do you know him?) the French sensei Didier Lupo, for a seminar open to all martial arts’ practitioners.

Sensei Lupo is very popular both in Italy and in France (of course), where he currently has his dojo (it’s in Marseille, for who wants to go, there it is the address).

His style is a very pragmatic karate, rather close to the original spirit of self-defense. Furthermore, he focuses a lot on the pace and the timing of fighting.

After being European Champion in kumite, at the end of the ’80s of last century (last century? Geez, so long ago!), Didier Lupo started to teach, at the same holding major duties within the French Karate Federation. In the years 2000, thanks to YouTube and the web, Lupo sensei reached an even greater audience, tailoring a series of videos about Shotokan katas.

We met sensei Lupo several times in the past, since the unforgettable seminar of Seveso (MB) in 2015. His teaching is always valid and it’s surely worth a chance if you never met him.

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. So, come!

For now, have nice holidays and… see you very soon!

Self defense course (personal & free)

Ok, here we are: it’s gonna start on Tuesday, April 9th.

Our 2019 self-defense course, that we named Aware Self-Defense, organized with the fundamental help of Elisabetta Baldin (from Easyvolley), has already got a fair amount of subscriptions (well, all of them are women!)

Guys, did you know it’s also open to men?

Will it be hard? Shall we become perfect war machines? What shall we do, exactly?

Easy!, nothing like G.I. Jane training:

Rather, we’ll begin with working out on our “softness” than our “hardness”.

All of this will happen every Tuesday (until June 11th), from 9:00pm to 10:30pm, in the gym of “G. Rodari” Middle High School (piazza Nenni 1, in Desio).

See you soon!

La Garissima di Cermenate

Next Sunday, on March 10th, our guys will take part in the 18th Karate Trophy, in Cermenate. The hosts are our friends of A.S. Karate Uyeshiba Shotokan-do.

For our guys, it’ll be a brand new experience: none of them, in facts, ever got on a tatami during a contest. They’ll have to face not only other skilled opponents, but most of all themselves: they’ll have to overcome their fear and focus on their own katas. Furthermore, it’ll be only the first step!

What can we say other than BREAK A LEG!? (well, not literally!)

EducaJudo Lab

What does it happen when two karate teachers drive until Verona to attend a workshop organized by EducaJudo (i.e. it is JUDO!)?

Well, this was the question we left with, in that freezing saturday morning.

Anyhow, as often occurs, one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or a person by his clothes, or… well, you got the point, didn’t you?

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Hello, salute

Since New Year has begun and we want to welcome it, I choose the salute as the topic of this post. Of course salute in martial arts: this is a karate-do website. It’d be weird to find something else, like as an article about the 100 most healthy recipes, wouldn’t it?

Ok, the starting point is a good place for a confession…

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