7 May 2019

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 Karate c...

3 Sep 2018

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 Mitts

A versatile p...

30 May 2017

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 Kar...

30 May 2017

“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 s...

30 May 2017

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 g...

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