The Karate-ka


“The true value of karate lies beneath the surface of its physical techniques.”

Presented in three sections this site is for both seasoned karate-ka wishing to deepen their knowledge of early kata, and new trainees seeking to develop a personal practice.

The e-Dojo will soon offer detailed video courses on the kata of Hanashiro Chomo including explorations of bunkai applications and the strategies they contain. The blog is where I share insights along the karate journey. Mostly these are taken from the journals I keep when training on Okinawa.

For those looking to get away to deepen their training and reconnect in nature I offer private retreat experiences from my full-time dojo situated in the forested mountains of central Portugal. You can learn more about this here.

A frequent visitor to Okinawa I’m the senior private student to Higa Kiyohiko, 10th dan and Head of the Bugeikan in Shuri. In addition to teaching Okinawan martial arts I also work as a shiatsu therapist specialising in martial arts injuries, postural alignment and stress related illness.

Thank you for visiting,

Joel Reeves 5th dan Kancho
Bugeikan, Okinawa