Author Archives: shinkyu

Jack Slack’s ringcraft

Jack Slack’s Ringcraft was meant to be an ongoing video series but sadly only has 4 episodes, fingers crossed Jack will do more. As soon as you watch one of these videos you will immediately see that Jack is not just an academic or authority in the fight world but someone who has uncommon insight […]

Mental health benefits of martial arts

Some may feel that this is a strange topic to write about as there doesn’t seem to be a clear link between the two subjects however there is growing evidence to support the benefits of martial arts training and mental health. Mental health recovery is broken down into several different domains physiological, psychological, environmental and […]

What is the best exercise for improving your fight stamina

Student’s frequently ask: what is the best extra training exercises they can do for building their fight stamina. It is a great question. While jogging and cycling are great for your cardio, the problem (as side from being boring) is that they are rhythmic exercises where there is a relatively constant pace. This is not […]

How important is creativity and discipline for your child’s future?

The 21st century. The world is changing at an exponentially fast rate. For several millennia we were in the agricultural age, then the industrial age for two centuries, then the service age for about two or three decades, then the information age for about decade and now the communication age is eminently going to change. […]

Should I make my child train?

Should you make your child train when they express they no longer want to attend, this may be at the stage of after their first class or two years into training regardless there are a handful of really important factors your must consider in how to handle this situation. Building character comes through adversity While […]

Tips on helping your child to get the most out of karate.

After school, Karate is undoubtedly one of the most valuable ways that your child can spend his or her time. It develops a wealth of positive character traits including respect, determination, self-discipline, problem-solving, patience, honour and positivity. Nothing is sadder than seeing promising students who do not get the full benefit from a class, or […]

Shuhari- three levels of learning

Shuhari is a Japanese concept which can be taken to extremely esoteric levels, but for us, as practical martial artists we should initially view it simply as three levels of learning: Shu(守?) : In this beginning stage the student concentrates on how to do the task. The goal here is to learn to control your […]

Is karate training the closest thing to becoming a real life Jedi?

Karate Jedi It is no accident that Jedi robes look a little similar to a karate gi. Jedi were meant to look like a cross between a samurai warrior and a Buddhist monk- strong warriors but also wise and religiously devoted to their craft. Obviously, karate students don’t have lightsabers nor can we use the […]

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5th anniversary seminar

5th anniversary day workshop  CHOOSE TO ATTEND ANY OR ALL OF FIVE SEMINAR STYLE CLASSES FOR BOTH KARATE AND COMBAT STUDENTS.   MORNING SESSIONS ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS. AFTERNOON SESSIONS ARE £5 PER CLASS OR £10 FOR ALL THREE.  ALL ARE FREE FOR GOLD STUDENTS. BEAULIEU PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, BEAULIEU SQUARE, CENTENARY WAY, CHELMSFORD […]