Category: general

Interview with Andy Allen Sensei

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 […]

Karate Unity Q&A with Les

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 […]

I Challenge You Sir!

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 […]

I hit Sensei !

A few recent events and conversations at the dojo inspired me to write this article. The first event was during a sparring session when one of my students delivered a lovely, spot on, spinning back fist that nearly took my head off. The second was during another sparring […]

Tai Sabaki – Body Managment

Hi all, At yesterday’s session we had a look at ways of unbalancing our opponent, clip below is result of our discussion at the club. This is one of the possible uses of the Tai Sabaki Kind regards, About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, […]