Tag: shin ai do

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 […]

Wrist Grab Defence – Why bother?

Hi all On one of my videos someone posted this comment, “Can anyone post applications where it is not someone grabbing the wrist..this is a very clear and well executed video… I have never known someone to grab the wrist …but as I say excellent and clear thanks […]

Kano Paradox – art vs sport ?

Which approach in martial arts prepares us for self-defence – traditional or sport? This question often causes a lot of debate with traditional martial artists explaining that life threatening techniques are more useful in real life situations due to their dangerous nature. Examples of these techniques might be […]

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 […]

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 […]