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Shotokan's Secret

This is my web forum for discussion the bodyguard applications of the Shotokan katas, as introduced in Shotokan's Secret, Expanded Edition from Black Belt Books. --- Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D.

Essays about Karate

Interesting and sometimes controversial essays about traditional karate are here.

Basic Principles

My notes on the "basic principles" that let karate people hit so hard are here.

Karate Kata Applications

My notes on kata applications are here. There are important essays visible here about how to search for applications, but for now the actual applications are behind a password. There is a book in preparation, so this situation is temporary.

Open Forum

The open forum is here. I permit any topic that isn't actually offensive. I decide.