Monthly Archives: February 2013

Are You Struggling To Find New Students?

Would you like more new students for your your martial arts club? This message from the British Combat Karate Association might help you! Continue reading

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Naihanchi (Tekki) Karate Kata Bunkai By Ryan Parker (Ryukyu Martial Arts)

3 excellent videos on rules for understanding bunkai (applications), demonstration of bunkai and flow drills from Naihanchi (Tekki) kata, from Ryukyu Martial Arts Continue reading

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Being “Present” (In The Now) And Martial Arts Training

Many self development/spiritual teachers’ talk about “being present” or “living in the now” (which is the same thing really). It’s also part of Zen, which is often goes hand in hand with martial arts. But what does this actually mean, how can martial arts training help you achieve it and what benefits are there for you from both a self protection and everyday life point of view? Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development

Most traditional martial arts place high importance on perfection of movement. Why should this be when real fighting is far from perfect. This post looks at the advantages of striving for perfection of movement both in terms of combat effectiveness and spiritual development. Continue reading

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Practical Kata Bunkai By Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy demonstrates some practical Karate kata bunkai Continue reading

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