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How Kyokushin Karate Master Kenji Yamaki Endured the 100-Man Kumite

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The story of Kenji Yamaki is one of illness, bullying, attempted suicide, self-discovery through karate and eventual acclaim as one of the few to not only survive the 100-man kumite but to emerge with an 83-percent victory rate!
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Posted in Kyokushin.

Ikken Hissatsu: the Kendo-Karate Connection

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

If you practice any form of Japanese karate, you need to understand that one of the most significant influences on your martial arts training has been kendo. Virtually all senior Japanese karate instructors in the West have been influenced by it since the 1960s. Sometimes the influences are conscious, other times they’re not. Over the
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kendo.