Quote of the week: Sensei Valeri says

Q: What do you think they named a kick with your name: “Valeri kick”?

VD: All the techniques which I use, everything is from the arsenal of karate and all in the karate world knows it. Name of technique can be anyone – I am only one of the participants in karate.

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And here is my collage



Quotes of the week

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” ― Bruce Lee
Pictures by Alex Döbeln – Döbeln Photography1collage“Never forget that, at the most, the teacher can give you fifteen percent of the art. The rest you have to get for yourself through practise and hard work. I can show you the path but I can not walk it for you.” ― Master Tan Soh Tin1collage2

Quotes of the week

My inspiration this week came from Japan and Tsukamoto sensei

Not to copy someone. But to create the karate only you can do. That feeling is important. And that way of thinking is fun.


I’m grateful to train with my brothers in arms again this year in front of Sosai Oyama’s grave, under the encouragement from President Midori.


To become a leader, I don’t want to become a leader reading books.


Everyone has their own way of learning and doing things. But we respect each other. In the end we all head to the same direction.


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Picture by Fekete Tamash  2015