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 or  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 my own specific way of modifying Karate. I’m happy that there is more recognition for my work and there is an interest in seminars with me.

For those who asked me about teaching more about Taiso project,  I have planned for next year few seminars on the subject. Please have look below on sample clip of how I modify Kata . In this case both ladies have problems with balance making Seienchin Kata very difficult to perform standing.

Kind regards


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.

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Kind regards, Sensei Les

Isshindo Kan Europe Seminar in UK


Dear Budoka

Our club would like to invite you, to take part in our,

Isshindo Kan Europe International Seminar, haled in Guildford, UK.

Every year we meet to celebrate and train together in respect and politics free environment.

On our seminars people like minded can experience first hand what others do, how they train and what their style/system is about.

In a friendly and open atmosphere full of common respect between teachers and students from meditation arts, sports or self-defense systems.

If you would like to join us on this event, please find invitation in PDF file attached to this email.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
• When:
7th of July at 10:00 till 18:00
8th of July 10:00 till 12:00 at the Stoke Park.

• Instructors:
Dietmar Schmidt 9Dan Zendo Ryu Karate Do
Stefan Reindl 5Dan Jiu Jitsu
John Burnes 5Dan Goju Ryu Karate
Artur Marchewka 5Dan Shin Ai Do Karate
Sarantis Theodosiu 5Dan Zendo Ryu Karate Do
Jana Gee 4Dan Shotokan Karate
Marek Mroszczyk 4Dan Jukado Kempo
Les Bubka 3Dan Shin Ai Do Karate/ Taiso.

• Where: Surrey Sports Park (SSP) (for details on how to get there please visit their website here: http://www.surreysportspark.co.uk/guestinformation/howtofindus/)

• Cost: Entry £20 or £15 prepaid before 30th of April, via “Tickets” section on bottom of the page or tranfer via www.paypal.me/lesbubka paments are non-refundable .

• Booking: As space is limited we would really appreciate it if those who are planning to attend either select ‘going’ on the Facebook event or let us know via email at les@shinaidokarate.com.

• Important notices:
o SSP have a policy of not permitting any food or drink to be consumed on site unless purchased at SSP. Please note that there is a Starbucks and Sports Bar onsite for refreshments.
o Please do not take photographs as we require a SSP permit to do so. If you would like photographs of the event please ask us to take them on your behalf (using our camera).

• Acomodation: Unfotunatly we are not able to get discounts.
Hilton Hotel 5min walk from the venue
Travel Lodge hotel 25 min walk from the venue.
Premier Inn 15min by car

– Friday: arrival and registartion at the hotel,
– Saturday:
8:00 to 09:30 grading,
10:00- 18:00 Seminar session at the venue
20:00 – Pub meeting
– Sunday
10:00 – 12:00 training at the local park.

More info about the event can be found on facebook page below:


Registartion for this event can be done via Facebook click GOING, or email les@shinaidokarate.com

Seminar With A. Marchewka Guildford

Footage from UK seminar with Sensei Artur Marchewka 5th Dan.

In this clip we look at a few of our techniques for receiving impact (Uke), or blocks, followed by counter technique(Atemi): interception and redirection. We want to take the shortest path to interception, and counter.


Les Bubka

About the author: Les Bubka is an experienced martial artist, personal trainer and therapist who specialises in posture, mobility and Karate.  Les works with a wide variety of clients including martial artists and athletes as well as those suffering with postural dysfunction or those who wish to improve their fitness and wellbeing.