We regularly learn to defend ourselves and counter with a variety of throws and holds

Hello Again!

Hi there! Well yes I know that it’s been a little while since I did my last blog for the Buntingford Karate Club, but I have been involved in other projects and Sue and I went away on Holiday to Vietnam. We left the Club in the capable hands of Keith Edwards and I am grateful to him for keeping […]

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Locks and Kata

I spent some time this week going over the use of finger, wrist, arm and elbow locks in a street self defence, anti mugging situation. There is a very useful double handed X block (ju ji uke) that can be used to block, catch and then adapt to either a variety of locks, take downs or counter strikes. The students […]

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Arm Locks

Arm Lock

Last night I had the students learning some new locks and practicing some old ones. This kind of session is enjoyed by all of the members. I use this to support attacks that are “up close and personal” such as mugging attacks and other street self defence. Great strength is not required just concentration.

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