Tag: Mental Health

Are Books Relevant in Training?

In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. James Hatch, and our chosen topic was books on training. As usual in our conversation we drifted over different subjects. I always enjoy talking with James as his depth of knowledge in Karate and many other subjects […]

Interview with Mike Clerk

What a treat this week I had a pleasure to chat with fellow martial artist and musician Mike Clerk. Mike just realised his new single Keep Moving. Our conversation focussed on martial arts, music mental health and crowdfunding where Mike manage to raise funds to create his project. I […]

Karate Unity Q&A with Les

I’m sure that some of forum members came across Chris Hanson’s Live Q&A, Chris does awesome job bringing all sorts of martial arts instructors from wide range of arts and sports to chat about all martial arts related topics. I find his work entertaining and really helpful in […]

Karate For Mental Health 2019

We’ve done it again! This year we managed to raise £900 in support of Combat Stress charity, we had nearly thirty participants, who enjoyed training together. Trying different versions and interpretations of Karate and Kempo under John Johnston, Iain Abernethy, Marek Mroszczyk and myself. Below you can find […]

Not all roses

  As most of you probably know I’m a strong advocate for the benefits of Karate in relation to mental health. As with everything in life there are two sides of the coin and rarely things are black and white.   For some individuals or groups Karate might […]