Zen Bu Kan Kempo Karate is a mixture of different ancient martial arts, such as karate, aikido, judo, jitsu and boxing, and has become one of the most effective forms of self-defense.
I practiced it for about 5 years and I got to know this world in many ways. One of the most important things I've learned is that martial arts are also about defeating yourself. An individual struggle with the ego. In order to achieve something extraordinary, you have to go to the wall and sometimes beyond. For this, as in many other endurance sports, mental strength is mostly needed.
I realized quite quickly that I would never reach the black belt level. However, the magic I experienced has always fascinated me. I've been to several training camps, and I've heard a lot of incredible stories about the almost superhuman struggles of black belt dan graders.
In 2018 my dream came true as I was given permission to take part. This training camp was near Felsőtárkány in Hungary, and all belt colors and age groups were represented. The Dan exam lasted all week long and I followed them throughout the week. I slept in the same room, I run up the hills with them, I had lunch with them, basically I was a witness to everything that happened to them.
This is their story from my point of view.

Below you may find a VIDEO from instagram. Just click on the symbol.
Attention!!! Atención!!! Figyelem!!! Achtung!!! Pozor!!!
It might be disturbing for some.
And at the end, here are all the dan graders. These portraits have been made right after the dan graduation ceremony of a one week long black belt grading programme.​​​​​​​
So here I am.
This was my outfit. I had to wear a reflective vest and a red light just to ensure that i don't get hurt in any circumstance even if it's dark.
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