Kata (form) – Karate shadow boxing. The mention of Kata evokes all sorts of emotions in people. From passion to laughter everyone has an opinion ranging from a functional self defence training tool to merely a comical dance performed by kids in pyjamas. Unfortunately over the years […]
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.
Hi all On one of my videos someone posted this comment, “Can anyone post applications where it is not someone grabbing the wrist..this is a very clear and well executed video… I have never known someone to grab the wrist …but as I say excellent and clear thanks […]
In Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai there is sequence of (depending on organisation) six or seven jumps in morote ashi with double shuto gedan uchi. This short clip shows my approach to this sequence and options available to explore.
A few years back I was wondering how I could reach a wider range of students and provide classes based on Karate for their benefit. My idea was to create an inclusive club where everyone can participate and find something for themselves regardless of their status, ability or […]
In this clip we are focusing on the opening sequence in Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai kata. This is the first and basic bunkai oyo for these sequence, we are looking on the inside entry. Meaning that opponents arms are on the outside of our body, we are […]
On the 8th of June I had the pleasure of attending a seminar with Don Came Sensei and Iain Abernethy Sensei. I had met Iain before so I kind of knew what to expect from his session and I was glad that at this event he would be […]
In this clip we are focusing on the elbow sequence in Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai kata. As we had few questions about our training methodology, this clip illustrates training progression and layers of technical development. One layer of pressure testing is missing, next step of pressure testing […]
Following our clip with opening sequence of Nihanchi we moving to the next module. Cross step with double block (joge Uke)ad dropping Elbow or Back fist. This is one of the possible application, which we explored on this session. Kind regards Les
This week we looked at kata Kanku Dai in Kyokushin version, blow is a clip with application for a drop movement within this kata. In all versions there is similar movement and this application fit them well. Enjoy
Big part of my karate is teaching, I teach many different people. Some of them have disabilities, autism or not so young. In order to provide a quality sessions i have to adapt program to specific needs. Through the years of working with different charities I have developed […]