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RickMiller's picture

Good Shotokan Dojos in South West London/Surrey?

Hi Everyone, 

Ian kindly pulled me into the forums to ask this question here!

I'm looking for a new Dojo in South West London / Surrey area, someone preferably practicing practical application of karate and kata. 

Can anyone help? 

Thank you in advance! 

Rick

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Jordan Giarratano's picture

What brand of gi is your favorite? Striking/grappling hybrid needed!

I teach a combination of kickboxing (Muay Thai with a lot of clinching) and karate. In the karate class we practice the kata and spent at least as much time working on throws, trips, grabs, from the bunkai. We also put some time in on practical self-defense. My students have never worn a gi. I have, my original training was in Tang Soo Do, but when I opened my school, it didn't make sense to wear gis. When I started adding more applications from the kata (inspired by Iain's work) I realized our t-shirts and shorts weren't ideal training attire.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Help and Support Wanted: 50 State Challenge

50 State Challenge

Message from Gretchen Carlson

Greetings fellow martial artists,

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OnlySeisan's picture

In search of single kata practioners

I'm trying to find other people like myself that practice a single kata.

I've come to realize that the way I practice karate has very different challenges than those who frequent a dojo. I've found it sometimes difficult to speak to other practioners, because our experiences are so different.

I can't be the only one to practice in this manner, so I'd like some help trying to find them.

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Marcus_1's picture

New dojo opening in my area

I noticed today that there is a new dojo opening in my area in the UK which is connected to Karate Jutsu Kai. I popped in and spoke to the Sensei while he was getting it all ready before opening the dojo in a few weeks and it seems to be a derivative of Kyokushin Kai. I know that this association have clubs in Europe and are connected to Kancho Bernard Creton who formed this particular branch.

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Andreas P's picture

Searching a Video about attention or awareness

Hi,

maybe you can help me.

I'm looking for a video that I saw a long time ago. I do want to share it with our students.

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Ian H's picture

Martial Secrets Podcast (Kane/Wilder) ... ???

A while ago I stumbled upon the Martial Secrets podcast put out by Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder.  They were great.  A lot of the readers here will recognise these names, and perhaps have even trained with them.  Anyhow, these podcaste were, in my humble opinion ... *ahem* ... the second-best martial arts podcast anywhere.  

Anyhow ... 

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Eddie J's picture

Stop drinking the kool aid.

I have a problem with an instructor that has caused some severe problems with my family.  I restart back into karate 2 1/2 years ago.  I was able to find an instructor that had a background in military self defense as well as Okinawa style karate and kobudo.  Since i wanted to get back into martial arts for self defense he seemed like the right guy.  Now I am a green belt, one stipe away from my brown belt.  My son and wife are now brown belts.  We are all award winning karate-ka in sport kumita, weapons and open hand kata.  But we do no bunkai or self defence to speak of.  "We do not have

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css1971's picture

English translation of Mabuni's Kobo Kenpo Karatedo Nyumon

I have the PDF, the pictures are lovely, but my Google-fu has failed me...  Does anyone know of an english translation?

We complain about lack of documentation, but it looks like they published lots of books and booklets on karate whch have never been translated.

e.g.

http://museum.hikari.us/books/index30.html

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Sydney, Australia pragmatic traditionalist meet up

Hi all, I'm from Sydney, Australia and I've been a huge fan of Iain's teachings since I discovered him and his BCA fellows Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson about a year ago. Since that time I've been searching for a karate club that teaches traditional karate in the same no nonsense way as Iain. I haven't found one.

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