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Bunkai Jutsu DVD’s Now Available As Downloads

My 2 DVD’s, INSIDE BASSAI DAI (kata and bunkai) and 10 KICKING TIPS (principles for better kicking) are now available for download, making them much cheaper and quicker to obtain. Find out what Geoff Thompson and Shihan Kousaku Yokota 8th Dan Shotokan Karate (and others) had so say about them. Continue reading

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Teenage Martial Artist Fights Off Would-Be Mugger

I was surprised to see in one of my regional papers today a story about a slightly-built unassuming 15 year old Taekwondo exponent who got the better of a would be mugger. So I thought I’d share it with you. Continue reading

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John Johnston Is Awarded His 7th Dan

John Johnston is awarded his 7th Dan Shotokan Karate by Geoff Thompson and Dev Barrett at Dev Barrett’s Dojo in Coventry which is the hometown and birthplace of these 3 great men. Continue reading

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Martial Arts: A Mental Rehearsal For Success

Many martial arts exercises are not directly practical from a real life self protection perspective. However, they can be very good tools for preparing your mindset (what NLP calls Mental Rehearsal). Continue reading

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Karate For “Perfection Of Character”: Truth Or Just Part Of The “Marketing”? – A Historical Perspective

“The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants”. This is a famous quote by Gichin Funakoshi. But did he mean it, or was he just saying what he knew the Japanese wanted to hear? Was it real, or was it just part of the “marketing” of Karate? Continue reading

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