Month: July 2019

Tai Sabaki – Body Managment

Hi all, At yesterday’s session we had a look at ways of unbalancing our opponent, clip below is result of our discussion at the club. This is one of the possible uses of the Tai Sabaki Kind regards, About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, […]

Karate Confirmation Bias

Browsing through the vast amount of articles, clips and conversations on forums and Facebook groups about martial arts I have noticed that a significant amount of the material covered is influenced by confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is a fault in our thinking process. It makes us find and […]

Bigger and Stronger Opponent

HI all   In this clip I address this comment   “I prefer to see usage of technic on a bigger and stronger opponent, because it will be the case on street”   Is it really always bigger and stronger attacker? Do we have to train with bigger […]

From Kata to Fighting

  Kata (form) – Karate shadow boxing. The mention of Kata evokes all sorts of emotions in people. From passion to laughter everyone has an opinion ranging from a functional self defence training tool to merely a comical dance performed by kids in pyjamas. Unfortunately over the years […]

Wrist Grab Defence – Why bother?

Hi all On one of my videos someone posted this comment, “Can anyone post applications where it is not someone grabbing the wrist..this is a very clear and well executed video… I have never known someone to grab the wrist …but as I say excellent and clear thanks […]

Kanku Dai – Hopping

In Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai there is sequence of (depending on organisation) six or seven jumps in morote ashi with double shuto gedan uchi. This short clip shows my approach to this sequence and options available to explore.