Bunkai session @ our club

Here is a little insight into our approach to functional karate and kata. This video shows the first level of bunkai (application) of Tensho kata. Note that the video does not provide all the details of what we do. It is best to meet, try and feel the […]

Seminar Schedule

Seminar Schedule With only a few weeks left until our seminar we are delighted to be seeing more and more people registering.  To keep you all up-to-date, please find below a detailed schedule for the day (note that this may be subject to minor changes as a result […]

Is doing basics always good for you?

“Doing basics is always good” I have heard this so many times! It is often used by instructors all over the world as an excuse, to cover their lack of advanced knowledge. From a Karate perspective I would consider basics to be the standard Kihon – single techniques […]

Forgotten recovery

How many times have you heard from your teachers, friends or fitness people the phrases “do more”, “try harder”, ” no pain no gain” etc.?  These are all very challenging words that are aimed at pushing you that little bit further in your physical and mental progression, but […]

Components of a Punch

In this article I would like to focus on the components of a front punch. I will try to show the basic mechanics of our body when punching. Our interest will focus on the following four key points of our body: Fist – positioning the fist in relation […]

Do not “Osu” me please!

Do not “Osu” me please! Across karate dojos all over the world we can hear the term “Osu” being used for all manners of expression, from greetings to acknowledgement or even goodbye. Some people use this expression outside of the dojo, for example in shopping centres, cinemas, bbqs […]