At my karate club people call me Sensei, and my friends just call me Richard.


England's coach has spoken!インギリス名監督語る!

Wayne Otto, UK Team member, 1984-2000, coach 1992-present

Yesterday I was lucky to interview the England Coach, Wayne Otto (9x world champion). The interview will appear in bilingual format in JKFan karate magazine in a few months.

Coach Otto spoke about many interesting things. He mentioned one of the common trends in sport karate is for a competitor to score only one or two points, and then evade the opponent. But Coach Otto would rather see a competitor try to win 6-0 or 8-0.

It is about how to have the best performance win or loss, not just win the game.

昨日 僕はイギリス監督のウェイン・オットー氏(9回の世界チャンピオン)にインタビューしました。 インタビューは数カ月後にJKFan空手雑誌のバイリンガル形式で掲載される予定です。

彼の話はおもしろい興味深い話しが多かったです。 スポーツ空手における現在の一般的な傾向の1つは、相手が1か2ポイントを獲得すると相手から回避する選手が多くなっています。しかし オットー監督は、相手に6-0か8-0まで粘る選手が大切だと語っていました。



Fi said...

Awesome! I've trained with Otto Sensei a few times back home - he's amazing. That maegeri/ashibarai combo is sweet. Where did you interview him? Is he in Japan? Why?

BTW - I have my shodan shinsai on August 16th! All sorted. Thanks for your help with everything :) Shame I won't see you at the World Cup.

Richard Mosdell said...

I interviewed him over Skype for a future JKFan karate magazine article as part of my Richard Sensei's Corner series.

Sorry I won't see you at the Wadokai World Cup, but please tell me all about afterward.