Ideas For Training At Home (Part 1 – Home Security)

With so many people across the world on lock-down or self isolation because of the Corona Virus, I thought this would be a good time to share some training from home ideas.

So here’s the first for you looking at home security (as so many of us will be spending a lot more time there).

Spinal Alignment – The Real Lesson From The Karate Kid!

In most traditional martial arts the spinal alignment is maintained in a straight upright position.  But despite telling students over and over again, Mr Miyagi from 2nd Karate Kid filmmany of them still tend to lean forward.  In the video below, I hope to provide a demonstration of why keeping the back straight and upright helps techniques to flow more easily, fluidly and efficiently! Continue reading “Spinal Alignment – The Real Lesson From The Karate Kid!” »

Techniques As A “Shorthand” For Learning Principles

Some of the newer and more reality based martial arts which emphasise real self protection (as opposed to sport) such as Krav Maga and Systema argue that the strength of their system is that they emphasise principles of movement rather than techniques.  They argue that most of the older Oriental martial arts by contrast put the emphasis the other way round, on techniques more than principles.  They argue that this makes their arts better for learning self defence more quickly and effectively. Continue reading “Techniques As A “Shorthand” For Learning Principles” »