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Category Archives: Self-Defence

Tips, videos, articles and insight on the subject of self-defence

Palm Strikes Vs Punches

Palm Strikes vs Punches   Many reputable self-defence instructors teach palm strikes rather than punches. The question is why? The reality of the matter is there are pros and cons to both techniques, and you need to see what suits you.   The biggest argument for palm strikes and against punches is that there is […]

Why only learning sport fighting will let you down in self-defence.

It is one of my pet hates when sport fighting clubs like some tournament orientated karate schools, kickboxing clubs and Jujitsu clubs advertise that they teach self-defence. What they do is okay for some situations but consider this: Roughly 40% of self defence situations involve multiple attackers, which by its nature is a very dangerous […]

What Parents need to know about bullying

Bullying is a serious problem. There are various reports and surveys on bullying which report between 46% and 74% of young people will experience bullying at some point. Sometimes this is relatively minor, however, the majority of the time it is not. Bullying by it’s very nature is most frequently an ongoing campaign which has […]

The four “A”s of self-defence

The nature of self defence – introduction to the four “A”s The reality of protecting yourself is it is just as much about psychology as it is about what you do physically. Two keys to consider 1. Not everyone is playing by the same rules as you or I, it is easy to forget […]

Why is learning self-defence so important

This is a sobering article, not appropriate for children. A lot of people think to themselves “well it is highly unlikely to happen to me, so why spend all this time training”. But the odds of getting into a self-defence situation are probably not as slim as you think. But even if they were, the […]

Child Safety Awareness

Watch this, it one of the most important things that a parent can see. How Shinkyu Karate’s child safety awareness programme helps keep your child safe What parents say after attending our program together with their kids