Hi all On one of my videos someone posted this comment, “Can anyone post applications where it is not someone grabbing the wrist..this is a very clear and well executed video… I have never known someone to grab the wrist …but as I say excellent and clear thanks […]
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 […]
This time I would like to write about approaches towards gradings, belt systems and the black belt. Starting with my story, I began training in martial arts when I was 14. The same as all beginners I dreamt of becoming a black belt and being able to kick […]
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 […]
Seminar Schedule With only a few weeks left until our seminar we are delighted to be seeing more and more people registering. To keep you all up-to-date, please find below a detailed schedule for the day (note that this may be subject to minor changes as a result […]
In Shin ai do karate we have two kinds of kata: classical and modern. This clip shows one of our quick forms with application. Function of this form is providing the bridge between classical self protection captured in old Kata and modern sports fighting.
How many times have you heard from your teachers, friends or fitness people the phrases “do more”, “try harder”, ” no pain no gain” etc.? These are all very challenging words that are aimed at pushing you that little bit further in your physical and mental progression, but […]