Tag: martial arts

Interview With Dr. James Hatch

Some time ago I was listening to a a friend’s podcast, Conversations on Karate, and they were chatting with a person that I had never heard of, Dr James Hatch.  I really enjoyed hearing about his approach to Karate, weapons training and tradition.  A lot of our views […]

Interview with Tracey Radley

Tracey Radley is a mother, martial artist and founder of the Kuroten Practical Karate club. Our conversation revolves around Tracey’s martial arts journey, how she got involved in Karate and how she transferred into the practical side of this art. We explore female views on martial arts, for […]

Interview with Don Came Sensei

In this week’s episode I’m talking with Don Came Sensei. We discussed aspects of Karate, inclusion, mental health and methodology of training. Don is a head instructor of Kissaki Kai method in the United Kingdom, we talked about what is that method and Don’ s view on kata […]

Martial Arts Marriage

In this episode my guest is my wife, Anna. We discuss what it is like to live with another martial artist, the diversity of martial arts clubs and the impact of children. We also discussed the club that Anna originally started Karate at, for further information please see […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tensho Bunkai – Koken

Short clip of Koken techniques from the Kata Tensho, footage recorded on our seminar. About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, personal trainer and therapist who specialises in posture, mobility and Karate.  Les works with a wide variety of clients including martial artists and athletes […]

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! […]