When you first start a martial art, a lot of the words are very confusing. Are you going to need to learn a whole new language?
Author Archives: Nicola Higgins
How to make the most of your class
Whether you’re a long time student or a new beginner, there’s always lots going on in a martial arts class. How can you maximise your learning in each class?
Book review: Women in the Martial Arts
This collection of essays by female martial artists was published in the early 90s, and many of the themes which come up are still relevant today.
No such thing as a push up
I know. Sounds crazy, right? Of course there is such a thing. We’ve all done them. Some of us better than others, but we all know what they are. Or do we?
Film review: Sister Street Fighter
Sister Street Fighter tells the story of a woman who must fight a drug lord to rescue her brother.
Sensei’s birthday bash
What happens if you go to training on your birthday… and you’re the teacher?
Daily exercises for improvement
We all know that we should do more exercise to balance out our long days of sitting at a desk hunched over a keyboard. But time is limited!
BSKF All-Grade Seminar
Bristol played host this weekend to the British Shorinji Kempo Federation for a seminar for all members – from white belt to 8th dan black belt.
Seiho in the time of Covid
How do you do seiho when you can’t touch each other?
Book Review: Principles and Concepts for Martial Arts
This book, by Sylvain Galibert, is aimed mainly at grapplers, but contains concepts useful to those who prefer punching too.