Tag Archives: discipline

Sticking with the basics to become advanced

The size of the toolbox is not what impresses me; I’m not impressed by high numbers of techniques, drills or kata: it is the versatility of a small carefully stocked toolbox and the user’s ability to skillfully use the best tool for the job that catches my attention.

De-escalation Tactics – Part Four

This four part series is designed to be a brief introduction to the field of non-violent resolution tactics. Part One – Underpinning Principles Part Two – Verbal Approaches Part Three – Body Language Part Four – Personal Psychology PART FOUR – PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY This element of de-escalation tactics is perhaps the most important and most […]

Standing on the shoulders of giants: Perspectives of Karate Training and Practice

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton, 1676. Isaac Newton was not the first man to recognize that while he had achieved much, he owed it to those who had gone before him. In 1159 John of Salisbury wrote that Bernard of Chartres used to compare […]