Yokeru – Koto

May 29, 2021 0 Comments

For the past few days, during Zoom training, we have been looking at Happo Sabaki/Tai Sabaki; i.e. the 8 directions of attack and defence. We are now moving forward, from ‘simple Sabaki’ to the more ‘complex Sabaki’. This will bring terminology that you may not be as familiar with. It is quite important, within karate, …

The Relationship between Bushido and Karatedo.

May 16, 2021 0 Comments

Nakaya Takao Sensei gave me permission to use some of his writing, solely for the purpose of education for our Gima-Ha organisation. I therefore, with his permission, reproduce the following excerpt from KARATEDO – History and Philosophy. I thank him sincerely. “Now, I chose four Okinawan Karatedoka who went to the mainland of Japan, and …

A crazy year!

May 16, 2021 0 Comments

The past year has seen many associations resort to using FaceBook Live, or Zoom or similar. ZOOM I chose ZOOM as it is a platform that I found easy. Initially there was some interest, and attendance was fairly good. After a time, it appeared that lack of space, and the ‘cerebral’ content of the zoom …