Doshi-Kai advanced training with Matsuyama Sensei on Saturday (Nov 16) included Tai-jutsu pinning and throwing techniques against grabbing (katate dori and kata dori) and punching attacks (oi-zuki, mai-te gyaku-zuki, and mai-te).  Techniques included ude osae (arm pin), kote hineri (rotational wrist lock), shiho nage (four direction throw) and kote gaeshi (wrist turn out throw) to name a few.  Here are just a few photos of Matsuyama Sensei teaching the fine points and his student’s doing their best to follow.  More advanced training next Saturday (Nov 23) including Bo!  Thanks John O’Gara for the photos and the above write-up of the class.Read More →

This past Saturday was Peter Kim’s last day training at Doshi-Kai. Peter is now moving to Toronto, Canada. We’ll miss you, Peter, and we wish you the best of luck in Canada.Read More →

On two Saturdays in June, 2019, Sensei Nago Matsuyama taught a couple of 3-4 hour long classes. Students from other schools were invited. The first Saturday we had visitors from Haverhill Shotokan Karate-Do Club. The second Saturday we had visitors from the New England collegiate karate clubs. Sensei Matsuyama’s classes focused on tai sabaki (shifting of the body) in karate, wrist locks followed by throwing or controlling the opponent, and bo-jutsu. The video below shows one of the tai sabaki drills.Read More →