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Karate Rules

The study of Karate is often associated to just kicking and punching but it is much more than that. There is a world of knowledge beyond the physical practice. The masters often describe this aspect of training as the “meta-physical” aspect of the art. I ...
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Reflection From Lockdown

The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences and some thoughts from the lockdown which have helped me to maintain routine without being perturbed by surreal circumstances. In every perceived downhill struggle, there is a need to reach for that ray ...
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Creating Online Dojo With Microsoft Teams

Running a Dojo during this turbulent time of social distancing is almost impossible but the concept of Online Dojo has been around for a while. The idea of distance learning has been around since the 1800s when teachers would write to their students to ...
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Yoga and Karate

The purpose of this blog is to reflect on the relationship between Yoga and Karate and how they complement each other. In KaraTe we often discuss the term Chi or Qi which moves around the body through Meridians. It is widely documented that the origin of ...
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Budō Culture

This is a question that is often asked of me by my students; “what is Budō Culture?”. The answer can be either very simple or complex; essentially Budō Culture is a representation of Martial Art behaviours, rituals, traditions, beliefs, ...
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Evidence Based Karate Training

Evidence Based Training otherwise known as EBT has been around for a long time, particularly in the academic space. This learning methodology has been successfully adopted by numerous industries where practitioners are required to train whilst in ...
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Shotokan Tigers

The Shotokan Tiger was originally created by a Japanese man named Hoan Kusugi who was a friend and student of Gichin Funakoshi Hanshi. This symbol of the tiger was as a representation of Funakoshi’s art to be published in the Master Text. This was to be ...
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KaraTe Mindsets

Karate-Do training encompasses six levels of mental development; these concepts are rooted in the practice of Zazen and are extremely powerful methods of strengthening ones mind. Below are some brief descriptions and contexts relating to the practice of ...
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Neurobics for KaraTe

Have you have ever wondered which exercises are best for the internal organs and the brain? There is a common misconception that academic studies are the only route to enhancing brain development and IQ. However, research in Neuro-sciences have found that ...
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5 Actionable Tips to Becoming a Better Karateka

Start the new year with simple actionable resolutions for your Karate training: EASY – Think about the most difficult aspect of your training and then break it down into smaller techniques or drills. REMEMBER,one must never climb a mountain without ...