A simple adjustment to improve the front snap kick (Mae Geri) as used in Karate, Taekwondo & Kung.
Bruce Lee talked about being formless & being like water.
But was his philosophy new?
Did other martial arts already know this?
Many martial arts lack reality based training for real self defence, whilst some treat it like an “add-on”. Is that how it should really be?
Kime (roughly translates as “focus” in Karate) is often described as tensing up at the end of a technique. But is it?
Is there a better way?
Correct hand to forearm alignment to maximise the effectiveness of a knife hand block/strike (shuto uke/uchi).
Many martial arts (probably Karate the most) teach to tense everything at the end of a technique. But is it required, or even preferable?
There’s 2 main ways to tie a Karate belt; a traditional Japanese way & a modern way that appears to have come across from TKD.
As Karate become more innovative in how it applies itself, there’s resistance from those who say “but that’s not really Karate”.
In Karate kicking is more difficult than hand strikes as only 1 foot is on the floor. Here we look at maintaining balance whilst kicking.
Shotokan; the worlds most popular style of Karate. But why? Does it deserve to be?
Here’s a look at Shotokan karate’s strengths & weaknesses.