10 Tips for Improving Your Kata Performance

10 Tips for Improving Your Kata Performance

Whether you’re preparing for a grading or a competition, here are 10 essential tips to help you improve your kata performance and take it to the next level: Practice slowly and deliberately Begin by performing the kata slowly and deliberately, visualising each...
Five Benefits of Cultivating Softness in your Karate

Five Benefits of Cultivating Softness in your Karate

Kimura Shukokai karate is often associated with explosive and powerful techniques. While strength and precision are essential, the integration of soft techniques plays a crucial role in enhancing your effectiveness and versatility. In this post, we explore 5 benefits...
Samurai Claremont Celebration Evening 2023

Samurai Claremont Celebration Evening 2023

Celebrating another year in the Samurai Claremont dojo is more than just a ceremony; it’s an acknowledgment of growth, dedication, and the collective spirit of our community.  This annual celebration has become a milestone in the Samurai calendar: a moment to...
7 Tips for Being a Better Karate Pad Holder

7 Tips for Being a Better Karate Pad Holder

The importance of pad holding is not to be underestimated and is a skill that requires awareness, confidence, and communication skills. Above all, it requires an understanding that the striker is the focal point in this partnership. Here are 7 tips to help you be a...
5 Ways Flexibility Can Increase Your Kick and Punch Power

5 Ways Flexibility Can Increase Your Kick and Punch Power

Flexibility is often associated with graceful movements, but its link to power is often an underrated aspect of martial arts. The truth is, flexibility is a key factor in enhancing your power. Let’s look at why flexibility is crucial, and explore three top flexibility...
How To | Make Your Strikes More Effective

How To | Make Your Strikes More Effective

In the world of martial arts, the power of a strike is not solely reliant on brute force but on the intelligent use of body mechanics. Whether it’s a punch, kick, or elbow strike, one crucial element that can greatly enhance the power and impact of your strikes...