Dojo Scholar – Just for Kicks by Sensei Dave Brough

In my opinion, one of the most important elements to being a good martial artist is being able to kick effectively, at least it is a fantastic skill that can benefit all aspects of your martial arts training. For example, good kicks will help your katas be effective and competitive. Good kicks also help in …

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Multiple Grading Success

This past week we have been celebrating the hard work of our students with not just 1 grading but 3. Students Martin, Austin and Dean were all triumphant as they passed their yellow belt grading. Onwards and upwards to the next and we wish them every success. But that was not all we were celebrating …

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Dojo Scholar – The Mojo of the Dojo by Sensei Dave Brough

We are all familiar with the term dojo. Its literal translation from Japanese is ‘place of the way’. It’s the place where we go to train a couple of times a week. For many of us, like me, it is a sports hall at a leisure centre, while for others it is a customised venue …

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Dojo Scholar – Mind Your Head by Sensei Dave Brough

Most of us are familiar with the term ‘punch drunk’. We commonly associate ‘punch drunk’ (also referred to as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE) with old boxers who have suffered repeated head traumas so as to cause significant damage to the brain resulting in symptoms of dementia. Whilst there are many notable examples of boxers who …

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