Tag: fighting

I hit Sensei !

A few recent events and conversations at the dojo inspired me to write this article. The first event was during a sparring session when one of my students delivered a lovely, spot on, spinning back fist that nearly took my head off. The second was during another sparring […]

Kumite Dachi

Kumite Dachi- Fighting Stance, eight basic steps for our style of Karate 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 […]

Mma analytics project

13 03 2015 Update Unfortunately some of participants still not send data to analysis, so within month or so I will do summary of date which was delivered and will post results 🙂 In our club we practice mixed martial arts.  We cooperate with a few other clubs […]

Video about Thigh Kick/Mawashi Geri Gedan

Last week I published an article about Mawashi Geri Gedan.  Although I can describe the details in writing I felt that it was all a bit “dry” as it forces us to use our imagination and is open to different interpretations.  Consequently this week I thought I would […]

Stretching

For years I had done the traditional approach to stretching in martial arts training.  This consisted of a general warm up followed by static stretching, which then moved onto kicks, punches and whatever else was being taught in the session.   Using this approach I was not able to […]

Kano Paradox – art vs sport ?

Which approach in martial arts prepares us for self-defence – traditional or sport? This question often causes a lot of debate with traditional martial artists explaining that life threatening techniques are more useful in real life situations due to their dangerous nature. Examples of these techniques might be […]

How to – Mae geri

One of the most common kicks in Karate is a front kick or ‘mae geri’ in Japanese.  In this article I would like to provide my take on how we perform mae geris in our style.   There are a few ways of performing this kick.  The two […]

Bunkai session @ our club

Here is a little insight into our approach to functional karate and kata. This video shows the first level of bunkai (application) of Tensho kata. Note that the video does not provide all the details of what we do. It is best to meet, try and feel the […]