Category Archives: Philosophy / Spiritual

Philosophy of Karate and other martial arts

Moksu: Does It Actually Have A Martial Application?

Moksu (meditation) is often seen as just clearing the mind from the day’s ups and downs to prepare you for training. It does of course do that, but it can actually represent a lot more. Apart from just clearing the mind, when practiced regularly it can completely silence the mind allowing more clarity of thought and access to your intuition. Continue reading

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Mind Like The Moon & Mind Like Water

Mind like the moon and mind like water are phrases that you come across from time to time in martial arts and although the meaning is often described, it is seldom explained how to achieve achieve these states. 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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Kaizen: Continuous Improvement And Martial Arts

Kaizen is a Japanese method of continuous and deliberate improvement. It is also ingrained into most traditional martial arts. Continue reading

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Injuries – What A Pain: By Russell Stutely

As we get older our bodies tend to lose flexibility, stamina and out natural youthful athleticism. Russell Stutely looks at the effects of “heavy sparring” on our bodies, the injuries it leaves and whether or not it is really necessary to achieve our goals in martial arts anyway. Continue reading

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