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Karate Kime (Focus) & Tension At The End Of The Technique

“Kime” is a Japanese word, roughly translated as “focus”.  It is where Karate derives it’s power from at the point of impact of a punching or striking technique.  But how well is it understood? Most people loosely describe achieving Kime … Continue reading

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Taegeuk Poomsae: Childrens Taekwondo?

Much criticism is levelled at the WTF Taegeuk series of Poomsea (patterns) due to peoples misunderstandings. In this post, Orjan Nilsen answers these criticisms and points out how there is in fact a lot of practicality that is not immediately obvious. Continue reading

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Emotional Content In Martial Arts And An Interesting Experiment

Being involved in a real fight or self protection incident can be very emotional charged. Bruce famously made the point that we should have “emotional content” in the his film Enter The Dragon”. But what emotions should we have and why? Continue reading

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Alone with myself – How Karate changed my life

This is the story of how a somebody suffered a debilitating stroke at just 6 years of age and his struggle to overcome many challenges; physical, emotional, mental and even just getting a perspective on life. It details the enormous role that karate played in his recovery. It is a fascinating read from a truly inspiring individual which really does sum up what martial arts are all about. Continue reading

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Joint Applied Karate Seminar (John Johnston & Iain Abernethy)

I little while ago I attended this Joint Applied Karate seminar with 2 of the worlds best names in the business; John Johnston & Iain Abernethy. Here are some brief notes from that day. Continue reading

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