About Kumite and Tuite

About Kumite and Tuite By Mitani Kazuya (Translated by Joe Swift from the Seitokukai Japanese language web site) I have already written on Kihon-gata and… Read More

About the kata of Karate

Here is an article written by Mitani Kazuya, 7th Dan Seitokukai Karate. Mitani is the most senior student of Kinjo Hiroshi, 10th Dan, who has… Read More

New Cardio-Karate Class

Hi guys, As most of you know, we have a new class starting on Wednesday called Cardio-Karate. This high-intensity class will cover: Karate techniques –… Read More

Good v Bad Kumite

In the kumite class I said I would post some good kumite v bad kumite. Good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLKyDcny-s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEgTYi0HV4E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBw0MLNP0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZbrtvQT-U Bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1AJrN0rzqo&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsZOOI2AcX4&feature=related So, there… Read More

Grappling in Karate

Since the start of Mixed Martial Arts competitions around 10 years ago, there has been a large emphasis on grappling in Martial Arts. Grappling is… Read More

Footwork for Kumite Class

The focus for the Kumite class tomorrow night will be on footwork. We will be doing plenty of footwork drills to improve your reaction time,… Read More

World’s Greatest Shave

We had our first World’s Greatest Shave BBQ and, well, shave on Saturday at the dojo. Both Ted Turnour and myself had our locks shorn,… Read More

Kicks for kumite tonight

The focus on tonight’s kumite class is going to be kicking – which kicks to use, and when. There are lots of different kicks we… Read More

Benefits of kumite (sparring)

In a karate forum recently, someone mentioned that the kumite that we practice is play fighting, and has no real bearing on ‘real-life’ fighting. I… Read More