Why Kata is an Integral Part of Karate

August 27, 2018 | , , , ,

Without kata, most styles would be virtually the same - a series of punching and kicking techniques. Kata represents the ‘art’ or ‘culture’ of a style providing a direct link…

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NSW Black Belt Open

August 21, 2018 | ,

On Saturday August 18, GKR conducted its first ever Black Belt ONLY tournament, the NSW Black Belt Open. This tournament was also unique as competitors entered a round robin draw.

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Self Defence Within the Law

August 15, 2018 | , , ,

We have all heard or read over the years, cases where a martial artist has applied their skills as a means of self-defense, only later to discover their attacker has…

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Children and Nutrition

August 13, 2018 | , , ,

I won't deny it, managing your child’s nutrition can be a bit of a juggling act. But one need only look at the motivating factors to realize it’s a subject…

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How to Conquer Cravings

August 3, 2018 | ,

On the road to better health, more energy, a slimmer and firmer figure, the greatest obstacle we face is our ability to control cravings.

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Training for World Class Kata

August 1, 2018 | , ,

Alex Pereda is one of GKR’s top Karate exponents. At the 2001 GKR Karate World Cup, Alex won the World Open Kata Title and also gold for Team Kata. We…

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Grading – “I’m not Worthy”

July 27, 2018 | , , ,

The moment a person puts on their first gi and stands in line, their journey down the road to becoming a karate-ka begins. Along this road awaits many karate gradings,…

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Develop Tournament Winning Kata

July 26, 2018 | , ,

When it comes to tournaments, kumite is generally a little easy to work out the winner because you have visible evidence, i.e. did he or she block the oncoming technique…

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Your Greatest Teacher – by Shihan Gavin Samin

July 19, 2018 | , , , ,

From the title of this article, you may be wondering who or what I am referring to when discussing your ‘greatest teacher’. Whilst I am confident that your personal sensei…

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Self Defence: Deciding in Advance

July 19, 2018 | , ,

When it comes to self-defence, there is no half defense. It’s not a tournament, where you can be down by 2 or 3 points then make a comeback and snatch…

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The Myth of Strength

July 19, 2018 | , , ,

Even during training, we’re told to go as hard and fast as we can and to push ourselves. So even for the karateka, it’s easy to fall into the trap…

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