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Interview With Andi Kidd, 4th Dan Karate, Author, Self Protection Expert & All Round Nice Guy

I talk to Andi Kidd about how he has adapted his training and teaching to make it more effective for real world self protection and about his new book, From Shotokan To The Street. 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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Moving Meditation: Kata/Forms/Patterns

It’s often said that Kata/Forms/Patterns is like moving meditation; but what exactly does that mean? We look here at the aims of meditation and how performing kata can have similar benefits 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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Emotional Content In Martial Arts And An Interesting Experiment

Being involved in a real fight or self protection incident can be very emotional charged. Bruce famously made the point that we should have “emotional content” in the his film Enter The Dragon”. But what emotions should we have and why? Continue reading

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