Tag: classes

What is Taiso

A group of not so young people starts to gather at the hall, buzzing from the excitement, happily chatting about new moves that they are going to do today and which moves from last week they remember. The hall is quickly filled with a group, with ages varying […]

The enemy within

  Turning up at the dojo, just before training starts I can sense the enemy around.  He is waiting to strike.  The class lines up and starts the initial ceremony, shutting our eyes in meditation, he is here creeping around us. Training starts and as we go through […]

Firing up the club…..

In September 2015 I felt that I had had enough of martial arts. As a result I made the decision to shut down my club and to rethink in which direction I want to take my passion for martial arts. I had been lost in mixing Karate, Wrestling […]

Sinusoidal Karate

Sinusoidal Karate. What do I mean? All processes in life go like a sinusoid up, and down, so does my martial arts training, specially Karate.  On the way to the mountain top we choose different paths some going up then going down, at one time we are in […]

Changes, changes, changes!

Hi there. It has been some time since I wrote an article, but I have accomplished my goals (short term) and I am able to write again. When I started this year with a clear view of what I want to do and signed up for all my […]

Kids, martial arts and mental health

I am a martial artist and I have always been told that practicing martial arts is beneficial for both adults and children.  For adults we can see the advantages in terms of improved fitness, psychological benefits and better coordination and self-defence skills.  Many adults report that they benefit […]

Budo seminar Greece

My personal favourite was the Tai Chi session – being a Karate practitioner it made a nice change to use the exercise of a martial art for calming purposes. A.KB Our club recently took part in a Budo seminar in Athens. This event was organised by our friend […]

Training and the immune system

This week I would like to have a closer look at the relationship between training and health.  There is no doubt that engaging in regular physical activities improves our health.  Exercising increases the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for our immune response to infections.  In […]

Video about Thigh Kick/Mawashi Geri Gedan

Last week I published an article about Mawashi Geri Gedan.  Although I can describe the details in writing I felt that it was all a bit “dry” as it forces us to use our imagination and is open to different interpretations.  Consequently this week I thought I would […]