Watch: Bushinkai Kata in action

Bushinkai Karate has kata much like other styles (Shotokan, Wado Ryu etc) and in terms of performing the kata the outward appearance is very similar. However in Bushinkai the performance of the kata is just one level. The forms are deconstructing for posture and power generation, the applications are examined for anything from throws and…

20 things about Bushinkai

  Bushinkai is recognised by the world governing bodies for Japanese/Okinawan Karate – and for Chinese Kung Fu, namely the World Union of Karatedo Federations and the International Wu Shu Federation Our Karate/Jujutsu classes are held at the northwest’s premier martial arts venue Van Dangs in the heart of Manchester Our Manchester club (‘The White Lion…

Jujutsu techniques in Toshu Jutsu

Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu is often thought of as a Karate system, but it is actually also a Jujutsu system. To illustrate some of the techniques in the system I have photographed the curriculum of Nihon Jujutsu grandmaster Shizuya Sato (10th Dan Jujutsu, 9th Dan Judo) under whose school I graded up to 2nd Dan…

Focus: Regional Instructor Dan Sanchez 2nd Dan

Dan Sanchez holds the unique distinction of being the first Bushinkai student to be awarded Black Belt 1st Dan (jointly with Jamie Tozer) and also the first to be awarded 2nd Dan. He joined Bushinkai in around 2007 having previously studied Shukokai Karate. Dan regraded and has also taken his assistant instructor, club instructor and…

Instructor’s scrapbook and training timeline

Next year marks 15 years of Bushinkai, 20 years I have been formally studying “Shoto” Karate, 25 years since I joined my first club and around 30 years since I started learning informally (I’ll also be 35 years of age for another round number). I was recently asked to provide a detailed timeline of instruction, who I…

Beyond Shorin & Shorei: Teaching Complete Karate

Parts of this article was published by United States National Karate Association head Hanshi Jim Mather 10th Dan and you can read it here. Mather Hanshi is one of the United States senior Karate practitioners going back to his friendship with the likes of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. Other articles Mather Hanshi has published include…