Category Archives: Karate

Practical Kata Bunkai By Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy demonstrates some practical Karate kata bunkai Continue reading

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Differences Between Boxing Punch vs Traditional Martial Arts Punch

The differences and relative advantages/disadvantages of the a boxing punch compared with a traditional martial arts (Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu) punch. Continue reading

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Front Kick Variations (Pros & Cons)

There are 2 main variations of the front kick; hips facing forward and hips side on (plus a number of sub-variations). Here we look at the pros and cons of each variation! 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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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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