Greetings, just joined the forum and very excited about the useful and helpful discussions here.
i just moved to cambridge area, specifically st Ives / Huntington area, and I am looking for a new club/ organisation to train with. I am not too hung up on particular styles as I have moved around a bit over the years so usually just train in what is availed. For the last couple of years have been reining in a wadoryu club with demanding requirements for fitness, and realness, commitment to the training and respect for tradition.
In the knowledge that you are a particularly friendly bunch that come well recommended by Iain, I thought I would post a quick message to see if anyone can help.
Effectively, I have just moved to Paris for the year (I am studying abroad for the third year of my degree), and am on the hunt for somewhere to train. If anyone knows of anyone/anywhere that they can recommend, it would be much appreciated,
I have roughly 5-6 years of instructing experience teaching my teacher's curriculum. Recently, I've been able to spend my time teaching a small (3-7) group of students two times a week. Having zero experience creating a complete system's curriculum, I'm struggling with flow. One issue in particular: if a new student were to come in, what would I teach them to keep them from being/feeling "behind." I've been working on a rotating curriculum so that the whole class learns the same thing together. Anyone with experience in this area?
Hi everyone! I need your help regarding the kata Ananko (Ananku, Annanko) and whether anyone knows personally or indirectly the history of the kata, or would be able to point me in the right direction, as I am trying to gather information for my own publication of the kata. My own research of this kata has thrown up some interesting points regarding it’s history leading to a chapter written by Zenpo Shimabukuro in his book ‘Shorin Ryu Seibukan - Kyan’s Karate’ on the history of Ananko. Zenpo being a direct student of Chotoku Kyan the creator of the kata.
I will be in Kyoto, Japan for 2 weeks at the end of June, and wondered if anyone could recommend a Shotokan karate dojo in the city. I will likely try to work out with the club at Doshisha University, but it would be cool to visit a local dojo in the area. Any suggestions? Steve
I have a student who is going to be moving to the Baltimore area. I wanted to reach out and see if anyone knows of good martial arts schools in that area. I'm not sure what he'd be looking for though I'd suspect he'd like to stick with Karate.
Can anyone please recommend somewhere or someone that can help with Hanko creation? Since this year has seen the biggest change in my Martial Arts in at least a decade I feel something new is needed. I created my own previously but now want something much more professional.
I find myself in the same trap as many others. I have the interest, I have access to a training hall, I have all the necessary kit (mats, mitts, pads etc...) I have 15 years of "classical" karate experience and a few years of (intermittent) practical "applied" karate experience BUT I have no one to play with on a regular basis to really work at the level I'd like to.