In this forum both established and fledgling writers can post their own articles in order to share their ideas, reach a wider audience,
to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.
I recently had some people contact me to write an article about drills I do in class to spice up redundant practice. It resulted in a series of three articles covering different things we work on in class. This first one is over KATA. I explained briefly 5 drills to use in class to practice kata. My classes (10-20 students) always love the different ways to practice! Let me know what you guys think or how they work out for you in your prespective classes!
My latest article takes a look at some essential karate equipment, focused primarily on traditional hojo undo kigu. Of course, there are many other pieces of equipment--focus mitts, kicking shields, resistance bands, etc--that are great, but I wanted to just look at a few traditional tools and their equivalents.
I wrote an article about how the Okinawans live longer than almost anyone in the world. Their secrest is made up of 3 secrets or keys to their long life. It is quite amazing to think of living longer than 100 years! They have next to NO cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, diseases, and so much more!
This past weekend, we hosted an event that I put together--with no prior experience with such things--to bring martial artists from different styles together to train and learn from each other. Here is my write-up of the event:
Chujo Karate Association Okinawa Karate Tour Report
The long awaited karate tour for the Chujo Karate Association took off from Dublin International Airport. CKA tour members were Karen Agnew, Liza Scullion, Laura Burns, Connor Doherty, Keith Millar, Dan Redmond, Steven Surgeoner and Jordan Millar. Two members of KUNI then joined the CKA to complete the group of ten.