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Herbert Haß, born 17.08.1961 Id did start with martial arts in 1972, without a Dojo, without a teacher and without a Karate suit. I   did   use   the   little   tool   house   in   the   garden   as   a   dojo.   With   self   made   training   tools,   self   made Kobudo weapons and a lot of innovation and motivation. Because my parents house did use oven, I did have a lot of  Brikets for to smash. If   you   hang   something   free   on   a   rope   to   smash   it,   you   will   easy   find   out   if   your   technique   has quality or not. As   a   Judo   Dojo   did   open   in   my   village   I   was   in.   Tough   I   was   not   really   interest   in   Judo.   But   at   this time nobody did know how much Judo is in Karate. 1976 I did start with Shotokan in a city 9 km far away from my village 1984 I found a Goju Ryu Dojo and in 1998 my favour for Shito Ryu 1999 I did start to teach Shotokan 2000 I did start to teach Shito Ryu During   a   journalistic   work   for   the   Bavarian   Karate   Federation   I   found   the   way   to   the   competition scene. And 40 Years old I did my first Kata competition. From 2002 to 2013 I mainly was active as a coach for competitiors For some time I was technical advisor for the slowakian national team. But   mainly   I   did   teach   Franziska,   Karolin   and   Julia   Kurz.   For   more   than   a   decade   the   sisters   played in the first row. Franziska Kurz became WKF European champion in 2007 in Izmir. And   as   a   Kata   team   they   won   a   number   of   international   titles,   like   the   first   place   of   WGKF   World Championships. From   my   first   steps   in   Arashi   Dojo   in   Koblenz,   the   research   of   Kata   was   my   interest.   On   the   end   I did collect all Kata of Goju Ryu, Shito Ryu and Shotokan. What   was   it   good   for?   A   very   good   memory   for   movements.   And   a   lot   of   knowledge   about techniques and principles. Also   a   special   kind   of   flexiblity.   So   I   do   a   Kata   not   in   order   of   the   style,   but   following   the   spirit   of the Kata. It’s possible to do a Kata or to live a Kata. But it’s not possible to live it, by you just doing it.
Autor mit Franziska Kurz (2007 Pataya, Türkei)
Autor mit Julia, Karolin, Franziska Kurz (2008 Türkei)
Don’t   know   how   many   time   I   spend   to   do   this   website.   All   together   (reports,   photos,   programming)   I   surely did need more than 1000 hours. Don’t know how to answer the question why I made it. Maybe because of a heart of a researcher and the wish to help to save knowledge.
It’s not easy to jump out of knee deep water doing Yoko Tobi Geri. (2007 Pataya Türkei)
karatekata
Herbert Haß, born 17.08.1961 Id   did   start   with   martial   arts   in   1972,   without   a   Dojo,   without   a teacher and without a Karate suit. I   did   use   the   little   tool   house   in   the   garden   as   a   dojo.   With   self made   training   tools,   self   made   Kobudo   weapons   and   a   lot   of innovation and motivation. Because   my   parents   house   did   use   oven,   I   did   have   a   lot   of     Brikets for to smash. If   you   hang   something   free   on   a   rope   to   smash   it,   you   will   easy find out if your technique has quality or not. As   a   Judo   Dojo   did   open   in   my   village   I   was   in.   Tough   I   was   not really   interest   in   Judo.   But   at   this   time   nobody   did   know   how much Judo is in Karate. 1976   I   did   start   with   Shotokan   in   a   city   9   km   far   away   from   my village 1984   I   found   a   Goju   Ryu   Dojo   and   in   1998   my   favour   for   Shito Ryu 1999 I did start to teach Shotokan 2000 I did start to teach Shito Ryu During   a   journalistic   work   for   the   Bavarian   Karate   Federation   I found the way to the competition scene. And 40 Years old I did my first Kata competition. From    2002    to    2013    I    mainly    was    active    as    a    coach    for competitiors For    some    time    I    was    technical    advisor    for    the    slowakian national team. But   mainly   I   did   teach   Franziska,   Karolin   and   Julia   Kurz.   For more than a decade the sisters played in the first row. Franziska   Kurz   became   WKF   European   champion   in   2007   in Izmir. And   as   a   Kata   team   they   won   a   number   of   international   titles, like the first place of WGKF World Championships. From   my   first   steps   in   Arashi   Dojo   in   Koblenz,   the   research   of Kata   was   my   interest.   On   the   end   I   did   collect   all   Kata   of   Goju Ryu, Shito Ryu and Shotokan. What   was   it   good   for?   A   very   good   memory   for   movements. And a lot of knowledge about techniques and principles. Also   a   special   kind   of   flexiblity.   So   I   do   a   Kata   not   in   order   of the style, but following the spirit of the Kata. It’s   possible   to   do   a   Kata   or   to   live   a   Kata.   But   it’s   not   possible to live it, by you just doing it.
Autor mit Franziska Kurz (2007 Pataya, Türkei)
Autor mit Julia, Karolin, Franziska Kurz (2008 Türkei)
It’s not easy to jump out of knee deep water doing Yoko Tobi Geri. (2007 Pataya Türkei)
Don’t    know    how    many    time    I    spend    to    do    this    website.    All together   (reports,   photos,   programming)   I   surely   did   need   more than   1000   hours.   Don’t   know   how   to   answer   the   question   why   I made it. Maybe   because   of   a   heart   of   a   researcher   and   the   wish   to   help   to save knowledge.