Issue 1 of Shimbun Local – out now!

May 27, 2019 |

Issue 1 of Shimbun Local, GKR Karate’s new-look magazine, is out now and available to enjoy in print or digitally.

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Real Life Confrontation: Self Defence Beyond Technique

May 21, 2019 | , , , ,

It is no secret that the world is becoming a more violent place and there is an increasing need for people of all ages to start some sort of martial…

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Fuelling Your Karate

May 1, 2019 | ,

To achieve your training goals, it is essential to accompany your fitness programme with a beneficial training diet. By paying attention to your diet and increasing the absorption of vitamins…

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Training for Champions: Mental Conditioning

February 27, 2019 | , ,

If you want the best chance to succeed at any Martial Arts tournament, your mental conditioning is as equally important as your physical conditioning. Shihan Anthony Ryan explains why...

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Kumite: More than Sport

February 7, 2019 | , , , ,

I hope this article speaks volumes to you and succeeds in opening your mind to something bigger than the dojo or tournaments. Regardless of our prowess in kumite, always keep…

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Don’t Just Stretch For Kicks

January 27, 2019 | ,

Most karate-ka feel stretching is all to do with kicking higher or to prevent the muscles being injured while kicking, and whilst that is true, the benefits to stretching go…

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New Years Resolutions and the Power of Change

January 10, 2019 | , ,

The purpose of this article is to illustrate the importance of making resolutions and to identify the fatal flaws people make when trying to carry them out.

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December 20, 2018 |

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – WC10 DATES HAVE CHANGED** We were advised yesterday that the venue for our 2019 GKR Karate World Cup (the MK Arena) is no longer able to…

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December 13, 2018 | , ,

We wanted to take this opportunity to publicly recognize a number of our Senior Instructors who very recently achieved some very high-level gradings. So often our Regional Managers and Zone…

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Announcing GKR’s New Renshi Instructor

December 3, 2018 | , ,

Recent Conferences saw us award some very high Dan gradings to some of our Senior people, whose dedication to both their own journey, along with their students is inspiring. Despite…

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