“Reframing your art for the next level” (武道)

  A 2-days seminar taking place in the vicinity… On the 30th of June and the 1st of July, Iain Abernethy and Kris Wilder will be holding a seminar which theme is “Reframing your art for the next level”.  The main objective of the course is about knowing what is valuable, understanding the value, and then applying it with two goals in mind, mastery of …

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The Five Spirits of Budo (武道)…

  I thought I would share my notes from a recent (captivating) lesson about the various mindsets useful – if not essential – to the karateka… Before I forget… Shoshin (初心) Meaning “beginner’s mind“… Essential to ensure continuous learn… And especially important as you progress through the grades… Do not forget that Shodan means “level 1”: black belt is not the end but rather the …

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[ UPDATE 1 ] CELEBRATING THE CKA’S 25 YEARS !!! (弱肉強食)

  The CKA is 25 years’ old ! To celebrate this event, the grading training scheduled to take place in Chesham, between 10am and 12pm on the 24th of June, will take on a special format… The first hour will classically be dedicated to each grade’s syllabus. The second hour will focus on the teaching of Bunkai, based on the Heian Kata. Training will be …

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Latest version of the LION now available online ! (あさせにあだなみ)

  The latest version of the LION has been uploaded here!. Find about about Venn diagrams, Kagami Biraki, reasons you may want to quit practising karate (and why you shouldn’t), an update about the funds raised by the Holmer Green dojo in aid of a very worthy charity (Breast Cancer Awareness), and useful dates for your calendar! Enjoy! あさせにあだなみ : asase ni adanami (open the …

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