Zen and the Art of Carate

Zen and the Art of Carate

Zen and the Art of ‘Car’ate Maintenance. By Gary E Swift Hanshi To me, the art and practise of Karate can be associated, in many ways, with the art of the automobile and the elements associated with it. For example: The traditionalist is the one who would keep and...
Developing mental strength

Developing mental strength

Developing mental strength To the general onlooker martial arts may appear to look like a purely physical activity, but martial arts is much more than that, and goes way beyond the physical. Karate and the martial arts in general require an unbelievable amount of...
Tai Chi featuring Karate

Tai Chi featuring Karate

  Can Tai Chi principles help with your practise of Wado-Ryu Karate Since practising Tai Chi for about the last 20 years I have found it to improve the following in my practice of Wad0-Ryu karate. Tai Chi and Wado-Ryu Karate are both martial arts that have...

Nagashizuki Wado Ryu

Nagashizuki is a technique commonly used in Wado Ryu Karate, a traditional Japanese style of Karate Jujutsu. It is a punching technique that involves a combination of footwork, body movement, and striking. Here’s a detailed explanation of the use of Nagashizuki...
Ashi Bara – foot sweep

Ashi Bara – foot sweep

Ashi Barai: Tactics on how to Sweep Your Opponent in Karate Karate, is renowned for its precision, discipline, and effectiveness. Among its many arsenal of techniques, the ashi barai, or foot sweep, is a classic move that can take your sparring game to the next level,...