Hi all, Just to let you know that the Sunday session on Sunday, 4th of March will be cancelled as we'll be expecting that many of you will be attending the George Best seminar hosted by Tividale Shotokan Karate Club at 10:30. Thank you!
I read a post on Facebook, recently and it got me thinking about how many people who join a dojo actually end up getting the coveted black belt. The post basically says that for every ten thousand people who start training in Karate, only one will make it. The post ascertains that a certain percentage will drop out after 6 months, one year, two years, etc. It is interesting, in that most Karate styles suggest that it takes on average 4 years to achieve a black belt. This time
So, there we were. Black belts only, on a cold, dark, wet, Wednesday in January. We had all made the effort to get ourselves to the dojo after a long and busy day in the office. But now here we were gis on and expectations high. So what were we to do? Well, as it was senior grades of Shodan and above only, there was only one thing for it. Hardcore basics for Dan grading training. So after a warm up of the Heian Kata with the emphasis on using good body dynamics to generate po
I was having a little think the other day about the people who inspired me on my journey in Karate and to be honest, when I stepped back and thought about it, there were an awful lot of great people who have helped me on a journey that with the passing of this new year saw me continue on a path that started 44 years ago. So, when I reflected on the long list of people who helped me on that journey, I realised that actually there were many of them, all of whom played a part at