Tensho, the great balancing kata that pairs beautifully with Sanchin kata. In this video, we give a brief overview of the history of Tensho, the sequence, and most importantly, how to teach this kata to anyone, and especially how (and why) we teach it to children.
1 move, 8 applications – arm bar, scarf choke, strikes, blocks: all of these moves are hidden in a simple age uke (rising block). Sensei Jagger explores all these composite movements hidden in plain sight within this simple block. Karate is never boring, especially when you know what can be found with just a little…
Some tips and finer detail to follow on from the previous two videos, with some help from a particular South African snake to illustrate some of the finer points of Seiyunchin kata. We look at common mistakes in the kata, the different types of breathing, as well as improving hip vibration and hand placement.
Test your kata, work on your kicks, stretch and strengthen your legs AND improve your kumite, all in a corridor in your home or apartment.
Can’t get to the dojo during lockdown? Snowed in? Car broke down?Whatever the reason, here are some simple exercises with items you probably have lying around the house. You don’t need expensive equipment to practice karate – just time, space and discipline.
Filmed during lockdown on FB Live, this is an introduction to the more severe bunkai hidden within Saifa, and recommended for more senior practitioners.
Just because it is the first kata, that doesn’t mean it has boring bunkai.
Three bunkai oyo applications for the first kata in Goju Ryu, including throws! With demonstrations by karate spouses included.
Want to learn karate? Don’t know where to start? This video introduces you to the very basics of Goju Ryu, the building blocks upon which everything is built.
If you’re running your own dojo business, or trying to juggle black belt grading with school, or an overwhelmed karate mamma just trying to find time in the day, then we have the video just for you!
If, like us, you have invested in a good quality gi and you want it to last, follow our short, simple guide to keeping it fresh, clean and snappy.