Kata is Kumite

Kata is Kumite!!! I have heard some people say that kata is not important.   It has been said that kata is not practical or does not represent true fighting I have heard that it is an outdated method of training and does not make you a better fighter. ...

FEAR

Fear can be described as a human emotion triggered by a perceived threat.  It can sometimes be a motivator, but it is also a detriment.  Fear has been used to control people throughout history. There have been instances where people have described their fear...
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Being aware of what’s going on around you is in essential component of self-defense. Lack of awareness can mean the difference between life-or-death. A few weeks ago, there was an incident that occurred at our Bushiken Charlotte dojo. What started as a regular...

Not just for Kids

When people reach out to me and inquire about karate classes, it is usually for a child.  Karate in general has garnered a reputation as a child activity.    It is easy to see the benefits for children, as it can be a confidence builder, it helps with coordination,...