Be your own sensei!

Sensei James

This is what my own Sensei often says, so you could say this site is inspired by him.

I believe it means is that a karate-ka should build their knowledge and awareness of their own karate; be aware of what your own body is doing and correct your technique when needed, don’t always wait for someone else to tell you what to do.

I am a 1st kyu in Go Kan Ryu Karate-do, known as GKR.

It’s my intention to collect my karate-related discoveries and information on this site. GKR is derived from Goju-ryu and Shotokan and includes techniques and kata from both. As such, my interests and learnings will lean towards GKR and its parent styles, but will hopefully be more widely applicable.