Karate Unity Q&A with Les

I’m sure that some of forum members came across Chris Hanson’s Live Q&A, Chris does awesome job bringing all sorts of martial arts instructors from wide range of arts and sports to chat about all martial arts related topics. I find his work entertaining and really helpful in […]

Bassai Dai – Sukui Uke

Short clip on application of Sukui uke (scooping block) as a takedown or a throw. 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 […]

I Challenge You Sir!

At my last seminar I was challenged.  “Sir your stuff doesn’t work! I challenge you to a fight to the death. The winner takes over your school and your students!” No not really, but it sounds great though doesn’t it? Straight from one of those Chinese Kung Fu […]

Karate For Mental Health 2019

We’ve done it again! This year we managed to raise £900 in support of Combat Stress charity, we had nearly thirty participants, who enjoyed training together. Trying different versions and interpretations of Karate and Kempo under John Johnston, Iain Abernethy, Marek Mroszczyk and myself. Below you can find […]

Not all roses

  As most of you probably know I’m a strong advocate for the benefits of Karate in relation to mental health. As with everything in life there are two sides of the coin and rarely things are black and white.   For some individuals or groups Karate might […]

Anxious Black Belt

I’m very excited about publishing my book on the subjects of Karate and Anxiety. Below you can find an excerpt from the book. Please let me know what you think. I started writing this book as a therapeutic exercise, to find out more about why I was suffering […]

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 […]