About: Alexander (Ally) Whytock is a 5th Dan black belt and has trained in Shotokan since 1983. Ally has gained success in competition at the national level. Ally was born and brought up in Coupar Angus.
About the Author: Andy Allen is a 7th dan with the ISKF and chief instructor of Bedford West Shotokan Karate. As part of his teaching assignment at Charles P Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada, he teaches a credit course in martial arts.After having trained in 3K and competition-based karate for many years, Andy began searching for ways to make karate training more practical which is the current focus of his teaching and training.
Knife Attack in Hamburg – Self-Defence Aspects and Conclusions
About the Author: Ulf Meierkord was born in 1963. He lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. He has studied law and business administration and holds a 2nd dan in shotokan karate. His interests include sport shooting, history and martial arts in general.
Train Smarter and Follow the Methods of World Champions & Elite Performers By Michael Barr
A scientific approach to training and practise opens a door to make significant improvements in your karate
Science provides the tools and the knowledge to help us realise that most important thing - our potential.
A young karateka trains regularly and to their frustration, progress is slow. A long-standing member of a dojo believes the effects of aging are a barrier to improvement and they are resigned to a steady decline.
The normalized commercialization of martial arts (Budo) may oblige an ambitious instructor to navigate ethical challenges and the dynamics of compromise. This applies particularly to anyone seeking financial gain from competitive martial arts; the most prolific facet of Budo. Contrary to widespread perceptions; public martial arts instruction is a fairly recent phenomenon.