Moving Club to Guildford

After few good years at the St Mark’s Hall it is time to move to new lactation. Considering all the options I decide that new location have to be closer to home, this decision was dictated by new member of the family arriving in March. New cub will […]

Karate as a tool.

It has been a long time since I have written here, family life took over. All of the side projects had been put aside. Today I have a few hours of spare time while I am traveling to Poland, so I have taken this opportunity to write few […]

GAME PLANS FOR CROSS-TRAINING

I came across this article at Iain Abernethy forum, and with approval to post it here by the author Josh H. from Pittsburgh. Enjoy the read INTRODUCTION This article is for martial artists who are interested in cross training (or just beginning to cross train) and want guidance […]

Be yourself

A lot of people that I teach try really hard to be someone else.  In their eyes they should be like pop or film stars or like fitness models.  I too have been guilty of this, striving towards and pretending to be a better version of myself.  Unfortunately this way […]

Funakoshi’s Anxiety?

This article is just my speculation… The other day I was going through one of Master Funakoshi’s books, “The Essence of Karate”.  In reading it one sentence really caught my eye, “As a child, I suffered from a very weak stomach until I started training in Karate…” When […]

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 […]

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. About the author: […]

Age Uke

Here we go second clip from Pinan seminar in Guildford. 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 […]

Pinan Seminar Guildford

First of the few clips from Guildford’s seminar. Opening sequence of Pinan Kata.   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 […]

Pinan in Greece

Last weekend (24-25th of June)  I had a pleasure to teach application to Pinan kata at the Isshindo Kan International Seminar held at Amarynthos in Greece. t was a great event with lovely people, please find below short clip from my part of the seminar. About the author: Les […]