Hi Folks. Last Thursday I got CJ to take a Jo training lesson for the Buntingford Karate Club. CJ can be seen at the back in the first picture shown below. The Jo is a four feet long staff about the same thickness as your average broom handle. The real ones are usually made of either red or white Japanese […]Read more
Category: Weapon Training
Weapons are another level that we train for in our club, we train with bo/hanbo/jo, mock katana’s and knifes amongst other things.
Hi All. Last Thursday (30th March) CJ took the class of the Buntingford Karate Club for instruction in how to use a Jo Staff. We started with some basic warm-ups without the sticks to get our hands, wrists, fingers, thumbs and arms ready for handling the Jo Staffs. A variety of “sticks” were in evidence ranging from what looked like […]Read more
HI Folks. Yes it’s been a while since my last blog. Sue and I have been busy as we are retired from “normal” work! I don’t know how I ever found time to go to work! Anyway, enough of that. The Buntingford Karate Club is to hold gradings on Thursday 6th April for Marco and Andrea, Sam, Owen, John and […]Read more
Hi All. One of the things that we practice here at the Buntingford Karate Club is “stick work”. I am rather an adept at this but we have someone in our club who is very good at putting over a Jo lesson, and that’s my cousin CJ. CJ has shown his skills at both of our 2014 and 2016 Buntingford […]Read more
I am having to catch up with two lessons for this week, both Tuesday and Thursday. I had CJ, the Buntingford Karate Club Jo and Bo specialist, take the lesson on Tuesday and once again the members thoroughly enjoyed the lesson….and not a single rapped knuckle or bruised finger in sight. When using the sticks it is important to try and […]Read more
One of the items of training that I regularly teach is self-defence against a knife attack. In this day and age it is a useful thing to know! I use rubber knives in the Training Hall (Dojo) and I get the attacks to come in as realistically as possible.Read more