I am making a comeback on the national karate tournament circuit this year (in my age division 50 years and older). I am blogging about my experiences climbing back to the top of my division. I plan to discuss how I am dealing with type II diabetes, and how my training is going. I have put together a great team. I have a wonderful sports medicine/nutritionist doctor, training partners, and of course my wonderful wife. I have great fundraising team and I am looking for sponsors. I am looking for support (more spiritually than financially).
For many of us the names of karate techniques have had a confusing journey. This is especially true for martial artists from the US. Depending on where we were trained and what our lineage happens to be, we could have had a strong or weak translation of stances, strikes, blocks, and kata.
Over the next few weeks I will attempt to bring a bit of clarity to the nomenclature of Goju technique and kata. I am working on a few diagram type visuals to assist in these definitions. Look for a post soon.