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Medals at P.A.K.T.

On Sunday the 13th of October members of the Shin ai do Karate club took part in a Practical Applied Karate Tournament (PAKT) in Watford. This competition is unique in that it focuses on the self defence aspect of Karate, including not only Kata (forms) but also their […]

Karate drills – Pad Work

Pad work is one of the best training methods in karate, allows you to work on distance, timing, speed, precision and power. On last session we went through some of our drills, focus was on flowing combinations. About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, personal […]

Karate, Mobility & Taiso in Germany

September 2019 I had a pleasure to teach at Isshindokan Europa seminar in Germany. I have covered three subjects Karate’s blueprint for building drills, mobility protocol and relaxation with use of Karate which was run by my student and friend Gary. This clip is only an extract if […]

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.

Adapting Karate

Big part of my karate is teaching, I teach many different people. Some of them have disabilities, autism orĀ  not so young. In order to provide a quality sessions i have to adapt program to specific needs. Through the years of working with different charities I have developed […]

Pinan Sono Ni -Shuto Uke

Second clip from our Pinan Sono Ni/ Heian Nidan / Pinan Shodan flow drill. This clip focuses on the usage of Shuto Uke as a take down and obstruction clearing method. To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under the supervision of a qualified Sensei. Thanks […]