Category Archives: Karate

“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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A Private Class With John Johnston, 6th Dan

Report on Sensie John Johnston 6th Dan, private lesson . Having discussed his approach to realistic Karate and kata bunkau for self defence and the Adaptive Karate that he teaches in his seminars, Sensei Johnston was keen to show me in more detail and I was very keen to learn from him. Continue reading

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Practical Shotokan Course: Karate Kata Bunkai

Simple and effective Karate kata bunkai. When facing multiple opponents you need something which will finish opponents quickly, efficiently and without draining a lot of your own energy. Find out more from Sensei Paul Mitchell. Continue reading

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Interview With International Instructor, John Johnston, 6th Dan Shotokan Karate

John Johnston came through the early days of Shotokan Karate in the UK, when you had to be tough to make it through. He has over 40 years of martial arts experience, doorman experience and personal protection of high profile businessmen and celebs. He was a pioneer of reality based training before the term became popular. Continue reading

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