This week I had a pleasure to talk with Mr. Andy Allen from Applied Shotokan. Sensei Andy is a practical karateka from Canada where he teaches Karate program in education system. Our conversation revolved about practical skills, mental health, benefits of martial arts in education and Hikite (pulling […]
So why did I decide to become a Therapist and Personal Trainer?
A few years ago I suffered an unfortunate accident during a wrestling session and injured my spine. The pain was non-stop. I could not raise my arms above my head and I experienced chest pain with every breath. Over a number of years I visited numerous doctors who all told me that "I should just get used to the pain".
I thought that I was condemned to live my whole life with this pain. I have always had a passion for martial arts and I refused to let this stop me as I could not imagine a life without training. As luck would have it my persistence paid off - at a martial arts charity event I came across a therapist who has since changed my life. His name is Greg and within five days of treatment he had fixed my back!
I was so impressed by his methods that I decided that this is what I wanted to do, I want to be able to help people in the same way that Greg had helped me. Given my experience in martial arts and coaching it was a natural progression to include personal training as a part of my services to not only help people with joint pains, but to assist them in gaining skills that enable them to maintain their health long term via exercise.
If you are interested in Martial Arts, please feel free to look at my club's website: www.shinaidokarate.com.
Footage taken from our Zoom class yesterday, where we examined the bunkai associated with a section of Bassai Dai. Apologies for the poor video quality. To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under the supervision of a qualified Sensei. Thanks for watching! https://www.shinaidokarate.com https://www.facebook.com/Shinaidomart… https://wordpress.com/pages/shinaido…. Kind […]
I’m sure that some of forum members came across Chris Hanson’s Live Q&A, Chris does awesome job bringing all sorts of martial arts instructors from wide range of arts and sports to chat about all martial arts related topics. I find his work entertaining and really helpful in […]
Short clip on application of Sukui uke (scooping block) as a takedown or a throw. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LES BUBKA IS AN EXPERIENCED MARTIAL ARTIST, PERSONAL TRAINER AND THERAPIST WHO SPECIALISES IN POSTURE, MOBILITY AND KARATE. LES WORKS WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CLIENTS INCLUDING MARTIAL ARTISTS AND […]
At the Karate for Mental Health Seminar a set of interviews were conducted by Richard Barnes. This video represents part two. In this part we hear the thoughts of John Johnston and Marek Mroszczyk about the value of Karate for mental health. Did you like this article? You […]
At the Karate for Mental Health Seminar a set of interviews were conducted by Richard Barnes. This video represents part one of two. In part one we hear the thoughts of Iain Abernathy and Les Bubka about the value of Karate for mental health Did you like this […]
At my last seminar I was challenged. “Sir your stuff doesn’t work! I challenge you to a fight to the death. The winner takes over your school and your students!” No not really, but it sounds great though doesn’t it? Straight from one of those Chinese Kung Fu […]
One of my viewers asked me to record slower version of the clip I have published five years ago, so here it is first part focusing on tactile drills. Just in Case you wanted to see original clip, you can do that below. If you enjoyed this clip […]
We’ve done it again! This year we managed to raise £900 in support of Combat Stress charity, we had nearly thirty participants, who enjoyed training together. Trying different versions and interpretations of Karate and Kempo under John Johnston, Iain Abernethy, Marek Mroszczyk and myself. Below you can find […]
As most of you probably know I’m a strong advocate for the benefits of Karate in relation to mental health. As with everything in life there are two sides of the coin and rarely things are black and white. For some individuals or groups Karate might […]