Unsoku and Tameru

June 27, 2021 0 Comments

FOOTWORK ‘Unsoku’ or ‘Footwork’ is an essential element to all ‘Fighting Arts’, and within ‘Japanese Budo’ it becomes part of the ‘Kihon’ structure. We see it within all the ‘Kata’, and it goes without saying that without it, ‘Kumite’ become ‘limp’ and most likely ineffective. ‘Unsoku’ is essential for being able to fight with ‘skill’ …

It’s all in the Eyes – or is it?

June 26, 2021 0 Comments

Modern ‘Sports Karate Kata’ performances are often ‘dramatic’ and at times the ‘movements’, timings, and the ‘ferocious glare’ exaggerated! It is probably great for the spectator, and those unfamiliar with Japanese ‘Budo’, but is it real. Does it have relevance? Doubtless there are those who will state that the ‘power in the eyes’ or “Me-Jikara …