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   It has been said that kata is not practical or does not represent true fighting I have heard that it is an outdated method of training and does not make you a better fighter.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

Looking forward to 2019

The end of the year has had me think not only about what we did this year, but about where we started from. As I reflect on this journey, its incredible to see how far we have come. Blood, sweat, and years have gone into building this dojo. Martials Arts has been a...