Category Archives: Karate

Techniques As A “Shorthand” For Learning Principles

Some of the newer and more reality based martial arts which emphasise real self protection (as opposed to sport) such as Krav Maga and Systema argue that the strength of their system is that they emphasise principles of movement rather than … Continue reading

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Reverse Punch With Sliding Step

Adding a sliding step to the reverse punch adds enormously to the amount of impact it delivers as well as being quite deceptive in the range this covers. This video discusses the detail to achieve this sliding step along with applications for competition and self protection. Continue reading

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Repetition And Relaxation Of Your Technique

Every now and then, you get an “aha” moment, when something falls into place.  I had one recently so I thought I’d share it with you. I was on a seminar recently with Sensei David Hooper, an Englishman who has … Continue reading

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John Johnston & Iain Abernethy Applied Karate Joint Seminar Oct 2015

Applied Karate and traditional martial arts seminar with John Johnston and Iain Abernethy Continue reading

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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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