Category Archives: Karate

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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Psyche of a Warrior: John Johnston by Jamie Clubb

World renowned reality based martial arts instructor Jamie Clubb reviews one of traditional Shotokan Karate’s most dynamic, practical and insightful instructors; John Johnston 7th Dan; with special emphasis on development of the warrior psyche. 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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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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