How training for sport Karate impacts on practical self defence
How training for sport Karate impacts on practical self defence Many Karate clubs include aspects of both training for sport Karate and training for practical self defence but very few have an even balance between the two. In the majority of clubs one type of training tends to take precedence over the other. However, every […]
A Guide to Pad Holding for Practical Karate
A Guide to Pad Holding for Practical Karate There are many types of impact equipment that could be used in training. No one piece of kit can do everything but some are more popular than others. This guide will apply to the majority but will be using focus mitt and kick shield as examples. Focus […]
What Zanshin to use?
What Zanshin to use? The purpose of this short article is to stimulate a discussion or provoke thought into how, why, and for what context you practice Zanshin….. I recently had a conversation with a good friend who runs a successful karate dojo with many National and International Karate competitors. I was telling my friend […]
Ooops! Sorry! “Ooops, sorry”, if you’ve been practising a martial art and sparring is part of your training, you have probably said these words. Usually it immediately follows hitting someone by mistake or a little harder than you meant to. Often beginners will stop completely and start asking “are you alright?” In sparring these things […]
Don’t give me any more lip!
Don’t give me any more lip! For those who have known me for more than 5 years could say I am being hypocritical here. However, after previously studying mainstream karate* for 26 years. Then 5 years ago moving to a logical, pragmatic approach with civilian self defence in mind. I believe I have good experience […]