Category: Background

From trainer to master

What am I — a stu­dent? — a trai­ner? — even a “mas­ter”? I don’t know how other mar­ti­al artists feel when they stand in front of a group of […]

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Why I don’t use “Oss”

I do not “oss” — on the con­tra­ry: the infla­tio­na­ry use of this litt­le word hurts my poor ears. But why? I have been prac­ticing various mar­ti­al arts sin­ce I […]

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Kempo in the Karate trap

Kem­po in the kara­te trap? What is Kem­po? More pre­cise­ly, Shao­lin Kem­po. This ques­ti­on beco­mes more and more exci­ting for me. The more I try to get clo­ser to the […]

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Black coat

A few days ago the black suit, cal­led Gi, was deli­ve­r­ed. Actual­ly I don’t real­ly care which Gi I wear for trai­ning, but in our Kem­po style the black coat […]

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Mister Sempai

The “older stu­dent” is cal­led Sem­pai in Japan and Si-hing in Chi­na. Howe­ver, one should not ima­gi­ne the mea­ning here and the­re as we know it from school in Ger­ma­ny. The­re […]

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