Bunkai

Effective Bunkai?

Karate unlike kung fu had no real instructions behind the movements in kata/forms so for many years people have been...

Karate Kicks

Do Karate Kicks work? Karate Kicks in Sparring.

Breakdown of one of our kicking focused sparring sessions. How to uses kicks in sparring combining boxing, footwork and blocking....

how to take a punch

How to take a punch?

You can learn to “take a punch” via sparring. First I’d stick to just boxing with 16oz gloves as you...

Karate vs Boxing

Karate vs Boxing

Breakdown of one of our Karate vs Boxing sparring sessions. How to deal with boxing techniques using kicks, footwork and...

Karate Combat

Karate Grapping vs. Boxing

Wrestling vs. Boxing Breakdown of one of our Boxing vs Wrestling drills. How to deal with boxing techniques using clinching...

karate Champions

Championship Success

AKA Karate based in Poole took the overall win in the South Coast Karate Jutsu Championships, Sunday 8th May. We got...

Applied Karate is Nonsense

The latest trend of applied karate seems to be an out of shape instructor talking about some kata bunkai for...

Ashi Sabaki (Foot Movement)

Ashi Sabaki (Foot Movement)

In karate as other Japanese martial arts (Budo) we use different foot movement for different forms of attack and defence....

Kata Video Series

We have been filming a Kata video series with champion and AKA 2nd Dan Louie. They are easy to follow...

Bulls*#t Bunkai is Karate becoming Akido?

The modern trend of applied karate has been very positive in many ways. Analysing kata and finding more practical technique....