Below is a list of the most viewed posts on Shotokanplanet.org for 2013. Â Oddly enough, the majority of the most read posts are from years past, even as far back as 2009.
1 – Go-no-sen, tai-sen and de-ai â€“ 10/29/09 â€“ Thursday Karate class – This post from 2009 is about a topic that seems to get a great deal of interest. Â The concepts of how we attack and counterattack, with the related timing, is always a hot topic and one that must be harder to grasp. I know that I am still fighting with these concepts myself and because of that, I wrote a more detailed and updated version of this post with more information on ShotokanMaster.com.
2 – 2011 WSKA Championships – Even though this is a short post from over two years ago, the 2011 World Shotokan Karate Championships still gets a lot of visitors. Â Maybe itâ€™s the link to the youtube videos or it could have been people looking for information about the 2013 championships but either way, it is still very popular.
3 – The end of an era but we will still move forward â€“ Happy Retirement Sensei Cieplik – 2013 was the end of an era when Sensei Cieplik retired and it showed how many people were interested by the large number of views. Â For those you outside of my club, you might not know Sensei Cieplik but a lot of the information on this website if from concepts that he has shared with me over the last seven years.
4 – Combination kihon – I am not certain but I think the large amount of interest in this particular post is how to do a lot of kihon training in a small space. Â I know that doing kihon in a elevator or in a small cubical space has been part of my training over the years and I assume that many others think the same way.
5 – 2013 Karate Nationals – It seems that big tournaments are a popular subject and the 2013 Karate Nationals was one of those big tournaments.
A punch with a twist – I had to add this post to the list of my top 5 posts because the number of views was just a few away from the number of views of our number 5 post. Â This was one of my longer posts but I have feeling that the punch with a twist drill, near the end of the post, Â was the topic that was being read most.