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Les Bubka's picture

Loyalty in the dojo

Listening to Iain recent interview on Whistle Kicks Martial Arts Radio, reminded me about my old article on loyalty, and different approaches In dojo's around the world. I had a pleasure to meet instructors who always encourage to search outside of our style. Also I met people who desperately was trying to block their students from attending any events outside their group. My thoughts on the subject below.

http://wp.me/p4DDnu-e5

Kind regard

Les

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Les Bubka's picture

Components of a punch

Hi all 

There are many ways that karate-ka from the different styles/systems punch, I would like to share with you our way. On the seminar with Sensei Kris Wilder we had conversation about this and it come up that we punch very similarly. My description below:

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/components-of-a-punch/?frame-n...

How do you punch? Why this not other way?

Looking forward to reading about other posibilities.

Kind regards

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Les Bubka's picture

Training on pads

Hi All

I’ve noticed that many people nowadays work with pads. As a result of this boom in use there are now very short courses that provide pad work qualifications. I personally don’t agree with their methodology of awarding an instructor grade within 4hrs of training. This view is transferable to martial arts as some instructors appear to think that it is just enough to ask someone to hold a pad. This can (and does) lead to elbow and shoulder injuries. A more detailed explanation of my view on pad training is available below.

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Instructing visually impaired people by Torfinn Katla Opedal

Some great tips on teaching visually impaired people from Torfinn Katla Opedal!

Instructing visually impaired people.

Here are some tips on what you should and should not do when instructing visually impaired.

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The true meaning of Karate ranks

Hello, do you really know the meaning of your belt / kyu / dan ? Let's talk a little bit about history !

http://www.karatecolombes.fr/en/the-true-meaning-of-karate-ranks/

Thank you for your comments :)

Antonio

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Why Doesn't Kata Look Like Fighting?

Hello, everyone!

I realize that, in the context of this forum, my latest article is just preaching to the choir. That said, maybe it will give you something quick to refer people to when they don't understand, so you don't have to spend time explaining it, or maybe it will give you ideas for how to explain it? In any case, I hope you find some value in it!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/03/why-doesnt-kata-look-like-fightin...

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Les Bubka's picture

Learning model in dojo

Hi all

What is your model of passing knowledge to students? Do you focus more on advanced or on beginners?

How do you keep your black belts motivated and not bored?  My view about learning in article below.

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/learning-model-at-shin-ai-do/

Kind regards 

Les

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Pre-emptive Strikes, UK Law and Karate

Hi All

New article which looks at what I think we should not be using pre-emptive strikes before we are assaulted (legally speaking..).

I hope everyone is able to take something from the article! 

http://www.leighsimms.com/single-post/2017/02/11/Pre-emptive-Strikes-UK-...

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Les Bubka's picture

Sinusoidal Karate

Hi all

How are you dealing with lack of motivation? Do you take a break from training or push on till it pass?

Below my way of dealing with it, 

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/sinusoidal-karate/

Thanks for reading 

Kind regards 

Les

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Basic Sabaki and Tenshin: An Evasion Primer

Hello, everyone!  

My new article just went up, today, and takes a look as some examples of evasive movement in karate. For the most part, people like to say that karate is a very linear art, but in reality it has an awful lot of arcs and circles in it, and that really shows up in the more complex evasive movements that can be found.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/01/basic-sabaki-and-tenshin.html

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