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    hmm.. I think i'll get myself into a regular...

    hmm..

    I think i'll get myself into a regular stretch routine and see what happens. I do have slightly wonky hips (according to my osteopath) but i'll do some serious stretching over the next...
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    Homemade Makiwara advise

    Hi all i'm sure this has been asked many times before but looking for a little advise none the less.

    I'm thinking of making a makiwara for my garage. I work for a steel fabrication company so...
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    Hip/Groin pain

    So, after 7 months of absolutely zero training i'm back in action and by god am I feeling it!!!

    I'd moved, changed jobs (so I can actually have a life!) and planning a wedding, all kept me off...
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    hot welding mat corners

    So after some techy help.

    I've hacked up my old mats to fit my current garage. We're moving now so they'll no longer fit and aren't really up to more hacking about. So I thought i'd look at...
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    and we're back on :D tomorrow we do finally...

    and we're back on :D

    tomorrow we do finally move into our new property - not the one above but still has it's possibilities.

    The layout is pretty strage but in that strangeness is the...
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    I came to Judo at 31 and found it tough...I'm 32...

    I came to Judo at 31 and found it tough...I'm 32 still find it tough. It's hard on the body it's hard on the mind it's hard on everything.

    It is simple for sure but doing the simplist of moves...
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    where do I go now?

    Hi all, i'm hoping someone can really get rid of my arrogance!!

    I've been training karate for a few years now, and currently about to go for 1st Kyu, now over the last couple of months i've...
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    well I'd gotton some quotes etc. and low and...

    well I'd gotton some quotes etc. and low and behold the seller has decided not to move! so house move is off the cards.... back to the drawing board!

    we've been looking at new builds, stick to a...
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    Any builders about??

    HI all,

    my partner and I are soon to be moving into our new home which luckily enough is on a large plot.

    this will allow me to realise a bit of a dream of having a home dojo/gym. I'd like...
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    What to do What to do

    So, as the song goes times-they-are-a-changing for me.

    i've a new job that is going to be taking over somewhat, up at 6am to sort the hound then off to the office, after beating the traffic home...
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    unfortunately we ended up not going for it. The...

    unfortunately we ended up not going for it. The others involved didn't fancy the cost should we not be able to rent it to others.

    I'm still thinking about it though, but probably agree with the...
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    Cheaper matting solutions??

    Hi all,

    A friend and I are taking on a small industrial unit at the start of the month and will be running a variety of classes.

    At the moment it's just a concrete floor. We'll be renting the...
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    wow! what a fantastic answer thank you! I...

    wow! what a fantastic answer thank you!


    I think you got the idea of the question I was asking so thanks for finding the essence from my rambling post (not an easy thing to do really especially...
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    thanks for the reply. and I agree, i'm not keen...

    thanks for the reply. and I agree, i'm not keen on the Karate Olympic thing, too much bouncy tag and screaming for me.

    Anyway, I agree with the points made, I always think of Karate as a last...
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    What is karate?

    Hi all. This is out of variots discussions with training partners and general sessions attended.

    What is karate?

    Let me explain my question. Some dojo you attend will be pure line work, some...
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    Who's on your wish list to train with?

    So I'm currently planning my courses for 2017. I did a few this year and learnt a bunch so really wanting to make sure I don't miss a good event with a good instructor.

    This got me wondering....
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    Hey all. Sorry for ignoring replies I've been...

    Hey all. Sorry for ignoring replies I've been working heavily and haven't really been on the forum.

    Anyway than you for the advice. I appreciate the thoughts and have been doing the above really,...
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    Makiwara training

    Hi all, i've been looking around for a makiwara and being as I have never trained with one have never actually pushed that "buy" button.

    I'm very keen on developing the whole "iron body" into my...
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    well made point. I think what's needed is...

    well made point.

    I think what's needed is more training. go for the Cliche "be the change you want to see" i.e. I want more ne waza....train more ne waza!

    my main issue with Judo is the need...
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    thank you for your reply. apologies for being...

    thank you for your reply. apologies for being vague.

    my aim really is not to feel lost in a situation. for example, within my karate training strikes are emphasised, within judo, throws are...
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    Is being a rounded artist possible?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering how people become a rounded artist. I'm not saying perfection of course as everyone has a weak spot somewhere but I would like to structure my training to allow for long...
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    Training in Japan

    HI all,

    some might have read my other posts but i'll give a quick run down:

    I practice Shotokan Karate, Judo and Ju Jutsu. I had been learning Iaido after some advice off this forum and the...
  23. HI there, yes I think the weapons side of things...

    HI there, yes I think the weapons side of things is sorted, fantastic first class last night i'm amazed at the intricacy of Iaido, very short kata but incredible how much technique can be fit into...
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    that's a huge shame. MMA locally is populated by...

    that's a huge shame. MMA locally is populated by a collective IQ of single digits, I'm very much interested in the art, but mainly to give myself the confidence of being able to handle a situation. I...
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    non bouncy kumite...

    Hi all,

    i'm seeking advice. If you've read any of my other posts you'd know I study (among other styles) Shotokan. I'm merely a Kyu grade and very early on my learning curve, I began training as...
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