Articles

Articles covering subjects both the history of our club and our style of practise.

Harada Sensei – biography

Story by Jonathan de’ Claire BSc (Hons) – with the assistance of Master Harada and the references of Karate Master and Reminiscences by Dr. Clive Layton. A Student at the…

Harada Sensei – interview

Master Mitsusuke Harada, Principal Instructor of the KDS and former personal pupil of Gichin Funakoshi and Shigeru Egami. Interview by Jonathan de’ Claire with the valued assistance of Marie Kellet.…

Harada Sensei – MBE interview

Jonathan de’ Claire interviews Master Harada shortly after he received his MBE for services to karate. JDC Harada Sensei, firstly, I wanted to congratulate you on being awarded the Member of…

The concept of kiai

Master Mitsusuke Harada presents his opinion on the concept of kiai and it’s relevance and use within karate. The military origins of ‘kiai’ Europeans tend to be rather keen on…

Teach and learn karate

Article for Shotokan Karate Magazine 2010 by Jonathan de’ Claire – KDS 4th Dan Working as a teacher I changed my career several years back and retrained as a teacher,…

Terminology

Terms that we use when we practice.  Some of the terminology presented here is divided into: Standard forms – terms which are in everyday KDS usage General – terms which…

Kata

“Kata are very important, they strengthen the body, condition the mind, train the spirit, enhance co-ordination, improve the reflexes and allow contact with the past. They are the essence of…