Welcome to my karate website, Kumite Kid Martial Arts. My name is Edward Bootand I am a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan (松濤館流) karate. have been practicing martial arts since 2000. I also hold my first belt in Battōjutsu (抜刀術) sword fighting. This website serves as a place of information, talk, and a place of knowledge about the sport and history of karate & martial arts. On the blog I will be posting regular updates about my training sessions, martial arts news, and whatever else is on my mind karate related, so be sure to check out the blog once in a while!
I hope you find this site useful and informative about all of martial arts and karate as a whole. This website was started for the love of the sport karate and on here, I will try to post content that is open-minded and helpful to everyone in the sport regardless of their style of karate. Throughout the years, karate has helped me gain recognition and respect as a child and teenager. It also has helped me keep and maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as drastically improve my asthma all the way into my adult life. Now I want to give back to the world what karate has done for me.
Feel free to drop by the blog and pages of this website and leave comments/questions, I encourage it! For historical references and documents I will post things to the best of my knowledge. One thing I learned from martial arts over the years is people are very outspoken about it and their beliefs. People will pick at everything down to the periods on the page. But I will do my best to provide accurate wording and information on everything in this site to the conformities of how I was taught for martial arts. If you find any information on here inaccurate, questionable, or anything else, please feel free to contact me!
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you find it worth a bookmark. Please share this site with your friends & colleagues if you enjoy it, and drop a comment as well.
Shotokan Student and Instructor
The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants