Dojo Etiquette

Dojo Etiquette Please try to obey this! AT ALL TIMES…..! Bow on entering and leaving the dojo: – Why? – To those who practice Karate this is a special place. A student must bow on entering the Dojo to affirm the intention to train hard and seriously, and also bow on leaving to show gratitude[…]

Mabuni Kenwa’s comments:

Mabuni Kenwa’s comments: Rakka (dropping flower) intercepting an attack by dropping down onto it with such force, that if it was a tree being struck all the leaves or flowers would fall from it’s branches. Ryu shui (running water) the ability to respond to changing conditions with circular movement. In the same way that flowing[…]

Jacks words MMA fight cancer night

Totally agree with Jacks words What an amazing night! I stepped into a cage for the first time in an amateur MMA fight! It was all for cancer research and I managed to raise more than I thought I would, so thank you to all those who donated! I want to say an absolutely massive[…]

Jack Taylor MMA

  Congratulations to Jack Taylor MMA fight night last night, raising money for Cancer research. The night raised £7000 and what a great night it was too. The fight can be viewed on Jack’s Facebook page. Well done Jack.

The meaning of the grades

The meaning of the grades Dan grades were introduced to Japan in the Tokugawa court – but they were not for martial arts initially. They were for Ikebana and Go (flower arranging and boardgame). They were based on a courtly system of levels dating back to the Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty (circa 220AD) when Chen Qun[…]

Wille Lim

Sharing happy times training with my teacher and friend Willie Lim at Myrtle Beach South Carolina. 22 years of friendship and training with this truly remarkable teacher who has transformed our understanding of the martial arts. Sharon, our children including the Shizendo martial arts family of students are thinking of you Willie. Hope you fully[…]