A simple adjustment to improve the front snap kick (Mae Geri) as used in Karate, Taekwondo & Kung.
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”.
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.
Basic movements focus on fine detail & small differences can make big difference. So here’s how to use your supporting foot as you step.
Iain Abernethy explains why many people think the original version of a Karate kata has the best bunkai & why this is not necessarily true.
The Okinawan’s put heavy emphasis on makiwara training, yet few do today. Why was the makiwara so important to them & what are we missing?