Seipai Opening Section – Bunkai

This clip shows the opening part of the Seipai kata. On this clip I have unfortunately missed elbow in application. Soon I will post a full bunkai to Seipai. To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under the supervision of a qualified Sensei. Thanks for watching! […]

Seienchin Bunkai

This video illustrates some of the applications that were taught at our Seienchin ( Seiyunchin) seminar. This seminar examined a few of the many possible bunkai for the kata Seienchin.   Thanks for watching! About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, personal trainer and therapist […]

Uchi uke, Soto Uke Application

​This video demonstrates our way of viewing use of the technique in this case Uchi Uke followed by Soto uke. Off balancing- Kuzushi or Nage Joint locks- Tuite or Kansetsu waza Strikes – Atemi About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, personal trainer and therapist […]


We would like to invite you all to attend a ‘Martial Arts for Mental Health’ event. This seminar dedicated to raising funds to support wellbeing and good mental health. The event is organised by LB Posture Training. The money raised from the event will go to support the […]

Taiso through Pam’s eyes

Guest article from one of my friends and “trainee” as she calls herself. I wish I could be as articulate as Pam. Watching a Taiso class you could be thinking that it’s just a group of people waving their arms about with the occasional punch and kick thrown in; […]

OMOIYARI – Philosophy

“Strong and caring people are the pillars of society and Karate helps cultivate them.” Les Bubka Omoiyari is one of the Japanese expressions that is very difficult to explain to a non-Japanese person. Some say it is thoughtfulness or as Sugiyama Lebra defines Omoiyari “the ability and willingness […]


Seiza “proper sitting” Throughout the early history of Japan various ways of sitting were regarded as ‘proper’, such as sitting cross-legged, sitting with one knee raised, or sitting to the side. People’s social circumstances, clothing styles, and the places where they sat naturally brought about their manners of […]

Fu Gen Jikkou

  In every aspect of life we meet people who say “Don’t worry you can count on me. I’ll be there.”  However, when it comes to take action they do not due to a change in their circumstances. The same situation occurs in the dojo as many students […]