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Thoughts on being a Karate-ka from a Karate-ka

Following the usual ‘shenanigans’ this week ended on something that provoked some thought. I’ll share that here. The Pandemic has made us all think and treat life differently, act differently and train differently. But what difference has it made to our...

COVID-19 Fund Raiser

These are unprecedented times, we’ve heard that a few times this year! It is true though and at times like these we need to think of others. We need to think of others all the time anyway, not just during a Pandemic. It’s the Karate way. All the...
Wax on Wax off

Wax on Wax off

Recently I was teaching in one of our Dojos. It was a wide range of Students from Beginners to Sandan. Ido Kihon was the original theme and in particular one block from our syllabus that was used in various combinations and increasing in complexity as the grades...
Karate ~ A study of movement

Karate ~ A study of movement

For Beginners … To teach Karate we need have some understanding deeper than just ‘Harder Faster’. We, as Instructors, must understand that we are to lead by the right example. We are mentors and Students will look up to us. Students will copy us at first and...
Chi Rei Kai to open new Dojo in Cornwall

Chi Rei Kai to open new Dojo in Cornwall

Following a successful grading test 3rd Dan Karate Instructor Billy Tucker will be opening his own Chi Rei Kai Dojo in Falmouth, Cornwall. Billy Sensei (19) is off to Falmouth University and in his spare time he’s going to continue his Karate journey and teach to the...
Why take up Karate?

Why take up Karate?

It’s a good question right? Why take up Karate? So for example. In Karate you have Kata. Kata are set ‘Patterns’ consisting of particular Karate techniques, Blocks, Punches, Kicks, it’s all there. Some Kata are more complex than others and are...

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