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There is no first strike in karate.

If you are waiting to react second

It is weakness, not strength

And strength is not power, nor aggression. 26 more words


Seminar: Sean Roberts Saturday 9th August hosted by Ruach Shotokan Karate Club

After attending Sensei Matt Price’s seminar the other week, I managed to make it a double whammy by joining my own Ruach club in a visit to meet no other than Sean Roberts Sensei.   717 more words


The "Old Days" of Taekwondo

There have been many changes in the practice and teachings of Taekwondo since I first began studying in the early ’70’s. Many of these changes I find disturbing, yet at the same time, understand the cause and reasons for why they have occurred; thoughts that I tend to keep to myself. 538 more words


The REAL secret why the Japanese are so awesome at Karate: BE INSPIRED!

Want a bit of inspiration? Watch the following clip (HERE). If you want to know why the Japanese are so good at karate, take a look at Sensei Ryosuke Shimizu’s face at 2:01. 12 more words


The Vibrating Hip: Has Sensei Naka got it wrong?

I was recently drawn attention to a post of Sensei Naka Tatsuya teaching the vibrating hip as a means of power generation (Please see clip… 333 more words


Benefits of shotokan karate

Karate has many benefits ranging from the obvious such as  fitness and self defense to confidence and self esteem.  When running my karate clubs I often consider how each of my students benefits from the lesson , the results are vast.  293 more words


Seminar: Matt Price Sunday 3rd August hosted by Tipton Shotokan Karate Club

Last Sunday saw me attend my first Shotokan karate training seminar in a long time with no other than Matt Price Sensei (6th Dan).  Sensei Price has previously been a big name in the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) organisation and has an impressive honour’s list of: 1,629 more words