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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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Developing And Using Intuition For Self Protection

Much is talked about self protection in many different aspects, but not many people talk about how to develop, harness and use your own intuition to guide you through such an incident. Continue reading

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Being “Present” (In The Now) And Martial Arts Training

Many self development/spiritual teachers’ talk about “being present” or “living in the now” (which is the same thing really). It’s also part of Zen, which is often goes hand in hand with martial arts. But what does this actually mean, how can martial arts training help you achieve it and what benefits are there for you from both a self protection and everyday life point of view? Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development

Most traditional martial arts place high importance on perfection of movement. Why should this be when real fighting is far from perfect. This post looks at the advantages of striving for perfection of movement both in terms of combat effectiveness and spiritual development. Continue reading

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