KikSense is going dark … mode!

It has been awhile since the last post and KikSense has been busy. After talking to a lot of Karate senseis, practitioners and parents, we made our software easier to read, easier to understand the results and easier to check on progress. Front page is transformed from unexciting white on gray: To popping dark mode:…

New Web Site AND New Features

There have been a lot of changes with KikSense since the last post. Site is now live We have completely redesigned kiksense.com. We have two sections now. Student information about wearables and software is right on the front page. Sensei information is under its own menu for easy access. Details are here: K-Trainer app We…

KikSense pitch to SAGE advisers

Today we pitched our startup to SAGE advisers. What is SAGE you ask? Well, it is not an herb this time, you don’t cook with this one. SAGE (Social and Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs) is a program that offers adviser services to an early stage entrepreneur. We had a couple of weeks to prepare a…

Denver Start-Up Week

KikSense will be attending a Start-Up Week for the first time. It is overwhelming how much information is being offered to start-ups like us. How to make your idea profitable – they have a lecture. Whether to look for funding or bootstrap the business – they have a lecture. Everything you need to know on…

Beginners Guide to Hardware MVP

A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers and to provide feedback for future product development. Our product includes hardware sensors that are worn by the karateka. It also includes software application that lets those karateka and their senseis (masters, caoches) to process the results. So, our…

Problems with rules of karate competitions

Karate is included in Olympic Games 2020! But, not in 2024 Olympics. There is a serious problem with quality of judging of Karate Kumite (Sparring) tournaments: Unclear Rules of competition. Rules can be found here https://www.wkf.net/pdf/rules/wkf-competition-rules-2019_en-pdf-en-764.pdf .  Despite pages and pages of instruction, there is fair amount of subjectivity.  The phrases like, “Zanshin is that…