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The Ligo Dojo Technical Committee of 5 members was formed to innovate and strive to perfect materials Kancho Royama and Kyokushin-Kan’s Technical Committee under Shihan Hiroto Okazaki are pushing in order to “sharpen the blade” by [...]
We have kyu gradings (gradings for colored belts) 4 times per year at Ligo Dojo. Every other test is done in a gymnasium in a tournament format to which we invite students from other Kyokushin dojos. [...]
. . . and it was one for the record books. It was the 3rd or 4th time groups from Ligo Dojo had traveled by car to Shihan Marty Petrovich’s annual Kyokushin-Kan Open Tournament in Maine. [...]
Ligo Dojo Instructors and Technical Committee Members Amy Kaufman (shodan) and Donald Harris (1st kyu) will be representing the United States on June 23rd, in Kyokushin-Kan’s World Kata Championships in Tokyo, and the following day Don [...]
A New Website Launched Today for our Kyokushin-Kan Branch In North Carolina, Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate.
And it’s about time! Our prior site had become very outdated, and hard to navigate. Anyone in Kyokushin-kan who wants website advice, should check out this site and contact Nathan Ligo if I can be of [...]
Some good advice here for all Ligo Dojo students. Please read. You’ll note that I’m discussing a particular group, but the advice applies to everyone, and there’s come critical advice here within. Read below. This morning [...]
We chose the order of opponents for Masuda’s 100-man kumite by lots. I drew number 7. By the time he’d fought 60 90-second fights that day, he was pretty spent. Here, right at the beginning, he [...]
One of my earliest forays into published writing was this Blackbelt Magazine Article that ran in 1994. I was at Davidson College soon after the two years I spent in Japan. The article begins: The Japanese [...]