Category Archives: Karate

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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New Year Message From Sensei Paul Mitchell

Although this message was originally intended by Sensei Paul Mitchell for just his own club, I think his words are worth sharing wider afield. Continue reading

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The “Corkscrew” Punch (The Devil In The Detail)

The “corkscrew” punch where the fist is rotated is unique to oriental martial arts. Here we look as some fine details to help you to improve your punch. Continue reading

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