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Project Aspire

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 […]

Adapting Karate

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 […]

Tegumi – Karate’s Grappling

Short clip of our Tegumi (grappling) based on techniques found in kata, from Pinan series to Seipai. Throws are not performed correctly due to lack of soft floor. If you like the clip please Like, Share and Subscribe. To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under […]

Pinan kata at the new Dojo

Hi all,   So our new dojo open, I decided it would be great to record some training in new surroundings.   Clip below is a result of that session where we went through dissected flow drill for our Pinan Sono Ichi.   Camera used t record done […]

Moving Club to Guildford

After few good years at the St Mark’s Hall it is time to move to new lactation. Considering all the options I decide that new location have to be closer to home, this decision was dictated by new member of the family arriving in March. New cub will […]

Karate as a tool.

It has been a long time since I have written here, family life took over. All of the side projects had been put aside. Today I have a few hours of spare time while I am traveling to Poland, so I have taken this opportunity to write few […]

GAME PLANS FOR CROSS-TRAINING

I came across this article at Iain Abernethy forum, and with approval to post it here by the author Josh H. from Pittsburgh. Enjoy the read INTRODUCTION This article is for martial artists who are interested in cross training (or just beginning to cross train) and want guidance […]

Three Components of Martial Arts

Video by Stephan Kesting where he makes some great points about essential components of every martial art: – Techniques – Equipment – Training Methods These three components combined together make the art or a sport effective. We can have perfect technique but without appropriate equipment and training methodologies, we […]

Posture Modulates Action Perception

Have you ever wondered if your posture influences your actions? Marius Zimmermann, Ivan Toni, and Floris P. de Lange did, and published a paper on the subject of “Body Posture Modulates Action Perception” on 3rd of April 2013.  It is a fascinating read on the effects that our […]