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Welcome to Matt’s Karate Corner.

Matt’s Karate Corner is a blog ran by Matt Sheridan. His friend Noah, of Noah Legel’s Karate Obsession, suggested to start a website to hold Matt’s write ups and background, so here it is. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Rei Isn’t Respect…

Many of us are familiar with the quote, “Karate begins and ends with Respect,” by Gichin Funakoshi. This is included as the first in his 20 Precepts of Karate-Do. The Japanese for this is 「空手道は礼に始まり礼に終わる」or “Karare-Dō wa rei ni hajimari, rei ni owaru,” however this idea does not originate in karate nor is it exclusiveContinue reading “Rei Isn’t Respect…”

10th Dan Soke… okay?

Originally typed in 2017 by Matt Sheridan The very first 10th dan awarded in any martial art was to Yoshitugu Yamashita by the Kodokan in 1935. Since then the Kodokan has only ever recognized 14 other individuals as 10th dan. Of these only 3 are still living. Karate did not adopt the practice of awardingContinue reading “10th Dan Soke… okay?”