Category Archives: Karate

Do Our Training Methods Damage Our Bodies? (Part 2)

This post follows on from an earlier popular post, looking it whether martial arts training or good for us, or does it damage our body. Continue reading

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In Defence Of Basic Karate/Taekwondo “Blocks”

When many Karate and Taekwondo practitioners accept that our basic blocks do not really work as “blocks”, why do we continue to train and grade with these blocking drills? Continue reading

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Shotokan Karate Magazine: My Article & Letter From Reader

After my recent article was published in Shotokan Karate Magazine, I have been forwarded a letter from a reader which raised some interesting points. I have of course replied. Both the letter and my response are reproduced here for your interest. Continue reading

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“Sinking” In Your Stance At The End Of A Technique

In many traditional martial arts we are taught to “sink” into our stance. But why do we do it? Why do so many people struggle with it? And how can we make it easier for ourselves? Continue reading

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Sensei Paul Mitchell’s Karate Kata Bunkai

Some highlights from Sensei Paul Mitchell’s recent Karate Kata Bunkai course. Continue reading

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