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Past Tips and Quotes

Can't remember exactly what inspired you in the past? Here's the list of what's been posted in the Tips and Training section.



Beginner's Training Tip

To successfully learn a technique / kata, you must repeat, review and reduce speed. Start by learning the large (gross) body and directional movements. For example when working on a kata work the stances and the directional changes before incorporating the hand techniques. When one stage is learned add the next stage, and be patient with yourself. One of the most important aspects is to develop body memory through repetition.

- submitted by Sensei McColl

  Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

- Brendan Francis
submitted by Chris Stafford
    The harder you fall,
the higher you bounce.

- Unknown

Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield.

- submitted by Rajnil Shah

  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Senior Advanced Tip

When working multiple techniques with a partner, continually push each other to a higher level. This includes the quality of stances, techniques, distancing and timing. You will then begin to react to each other not just merely walk through a series of techniques. As you develop the "feeling" your speed will increase as will the realism of your training. Constantly be aware of your stances, centre of balance etc. If it does not feel correct it probably isn't! Please do not sacrifice true karate fundamentals for speed.

- submitted by Sensei McColl

  There is more to life than increasing its speed.

- Gandhi
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

- E. E. Cummings


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