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The True Purpose Of Makawara Training & A Review

Many people believe that the main purpose of makawawa training in Karate is to harden the knuckles. Whilst it does obviously do this, this is a secondary function. It has much more to do with correct alignment and body structure than most people ever imaged. Find out more here. Continue reading

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Interview with Shihan Kousaku Yokota, 8th Dan Shotokan Karate

A wonderfully frank and and open interview with Shihan Kousaku Yokota, 8th Dan Shotokan Karate about his fears on the direction of mainstream Karate, practical kata bunkai, his new book “Shotokan Myths” and more. Continue reading

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How To Keep Calm In The Face Of Danger

When faced with a street preditor, how do you keep your calm?
How do you stop the fear and panic?
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Natural Breathing In Karate (And Other Martial Arts)

For self defense it helps if you can move naturally and nothing is more natural than breathing. However, for years many Karateka have not really breathed properly, creating tension, wasting energy and generally slowing themselves down.
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What’s The Difference Between Karate & Tae Kwon Do? (Part 1)

With much rivalry between Karate and Tae Kwo Do, I take a look at what are the real differences and caused them. Continue reading

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