First Aid Course 29th April

First Aid Course 29TH April 2018 Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise Gravesend Kent, DA13 9LB 9.30am to 5.00pm Cost £35.00    Cheques made payable to Kobudo Supplies Name…………………………………………………………………. See Steve for more details

Self Defence Course Sunday 22nd April

Shi Zen Do Self-Defence Course    Sunday 22nd  April 2018 Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise Gravesend Kent, DA13 9LB                       10 am – 1 pm                             Training session will cover Self-defence and application techniques to Karate and Tai Chi Chuan.  Practical , simple and effective techniques relating back to kata and why each art[…]

Dan Grading 4th March

Congratulations to the adult Dan grades who graded today at Tonbridge Leisure Centre, two weeks of grading assessments and a final 1hour 20mins grading, three new 2nd Dan’s and two new 3rd Dan’s. the grading included, Kihon, Ippon Kumite, Kihon Kumite, Ohyo Kumite, Kata, Tegumi, Ji Yu Kumite, Sai, Tonfa both weapons forms and portfolio[…]

the origins of karate ranks

How the masters got their ranks: the origins of karate ranks Throughout the course of our karatedo training, we take for granted the grading system that awards our belt ranking and titles. Sometimes this system is manifestly personal, with the headmaster–and only he–bestowing each promotion directly, according to his own standards. Often, the testing for[…]

Weapons Course 18th March

Shi Zen Do Weapons Course March 18th @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise Gravesend Kent, DA13 9LB                       10 am – 1 pm The student will now take a closer look at weapon of choice, in-depth study of the form and application. Tonfa and stick, will cover pairs work[…]

Tegumi

Tegumi – Okinawan Grappling and Wrestling Don’t believe me? It’s true I tell you! The Okinawans had both grappling and wrestling. They called it tegumi, and if you do karate you do it too (whether you know it or not). Imagine for a second a culture that, for as long as anyone can remember, has[…]