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Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees
Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees

When you earn a black belt in Kimura Shukokai Karate, you have the added confidence and belief that you can do anything you desire. The average time of preparation for our juniors' grading to black belt was some 9 years. For some of our junior black belts to achieve...

How To | Build Your Mental Strength
How To | Build Your Mental Strength

New year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone, so if you’ve got your eye on a specific training or karate goal for 2022, here’s an alternative that might prove even more effective. There’s a famous story about a soldier held captive during the Vietnam war.  While he was...

Best Wishes | 2022
Best Wishes | 2022

SAMURAI DOJO and its team of exceptional instructor's wish you a great 2022. I am proud to have all of you as part of our dojo family. May we focus on the effort of making a little progress every day. We are only as good as our consistency. I know how important it is...

PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary
PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary

I started my karate journey in primary school and it changed my mindset and my life. The area where I live isn't filled with positivity. A lot of children are changed by their surroundings and circumstances at home. Many children don’t finish school and end up...

HOW TO | Tie Your Belt (Obi)
HOW TO | Tie Your Belt (Obi)

Your karate belt is called an obi, and is used primarily to keep your gi from opening. Before explaining the steps on how to tie your obi, here are some important considerations: Your obi contains symbolic meaning. Never wash your obi, even if it is dirty, stiff, or...

HOW TO | Fold Your Gi
HOW TO | Fold Your Gi

Yes, we know it seems obvious but sometimes even the simple things are better explained. Lay out your gi pants or hold them up at the waist. Fold in half lengthwise. Smooth out wrinkles. Fold in half across the width. Fold in half again. Set aside for the moment. Lay...

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