In this video I discuss a problem I see forming on the fringes of the practical karate community. While the community continues to go from strength to strength, with more and more people adopting a practical approach, we have to guard against overlooking the need for high-quality technique. I don’t see this as a huge problem at the moment, but I see enough of it to warrant making this video.
In their enthusiasm for the practical approach, I see some practitioners and teachers focus on the “bright and shiny” requirements while ignoring the endless analysis, refinement and repetition that true functionality requires.
A poor technique won’t work regardless of how realistically it is contextualised.
A true practical approach requires BOTH solid technique and the realistic practise and contextualisation of that technique. The fundamentals are fundamental!
All the best,
PS You can find the YouTube link HERE