Dos and Don’ts | Preparing For Your Next Grading

Dos and Don’ts | Preparing For Your Next Grading

Whether you’re training for your colour belt grading or a black belt grading, here are some practical tips to help you prepare your body and settle your mind: DO Know exactly what’s required of you: the basics, your grading kata (and all katas prior to your grade),...
KSISAS Regional Championships | May 2022

KSISAS Regional Championships | May 2022

Oss Karateka WOW – what an awesome result by our dojo across all age groups. Congrats and well done to all our competitors, refs, table officials, helpers, parents and most of all to the best instructors from our dojo for their consistent good work. I’m...
Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

I’ll never forget the vibe in my old gym. It was 1968 and I’d just started this crazy sport called boxing. I was 8 years old – thin, pale, and sickly. I walked reluctantly into my first training session. Already the guys were at it: skipping, bashing the bag,...
Kumite for Adult Beginners

Kumite for Adult Beginners

I must admit I was a little nervous for a Kumite course, thinking I’d be put on the spot and immediately have to start sparring. After each of us received a pair of Sexy Socks from Sensei Bruce, depicting Soke Kimura’s bowman image to help explain how to use the...
10 Reasons | Why Consistency Is Key to Your Martial Arts Success

10 Reasons | Why Consistency Is Key to Your Martial Arts Success

What’s the secret to martial arts success? Showing up for class. It’s true: consistently showing up and working hard will make you better at what you do. Here’s why: 1.     You’ll learn faster. Consistently pitching up will give you more exposure to...
Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees

Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees

When you earn a black belt in Kimura Shukokai Karate, you have the added confidence and belief that you can do anything you desire. The average time of preparation for our juniors’ grading to black belt was some 9 years. For some of our junior black belts to...