Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kusshin & Shinsuku on The ShotoKan Way

Well, Yuko and I finished up last night our translation of the first part of "Kihon" from Gekkan Karatedo, ("Karate Monthly"), which is Japan's major traditional Karate magazine.

This one is for The Shotokan Way run by Shaun and I think it might be the first time we've managed to start translating local media for an international audience. There is so much going on here, but unfortunately so much information on Japan and instructors seems to be filtered and sometimes badly distorted.

Gekkan Karatedo seem to love YS- they are always at us for more articles- they have done three specials with the KWF over the last 14 months or so.

But the only issue with the media I have is that it's static. Yuko and I are often asked when we are starting the multimedia presentations we promised, and they will be coming this year. This means that even a relatively short explanation requires dozens of stills; in the upcoming Part I, we have something like 50 stills just to explain a few simple movements.

We will be trying to transfer as much of the material that is being published in the Japanese media about YS and the KWF into the Western media particularly favoring quality publications such as The Shotokan Way and Shotokan Karate Magazine this year. So stand by!

Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for KWF in Shotokan Karate Magazine and The Shotokan Way this year. We are going to be busy, and have lots of fun.
Yours from the emergent KWF noosphere ;-)


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