I’ve been attempting recently to understand more about the biology and physiology of why our martial arts moves work the way they do, and this book was part of that quest.
We will never be perfect, no matter how much we try. So why should we even bother?
Whether you’re a long time student or a new beginner, there’s always lots to learn in a martial arts class. It can be overwhelming sometimes. How can you maximise your learning in each class?
We all know that we should do more exercise. Our once- or twice-a-week martial arts classes are not enough to balance out our long days of sitting at a desk hunched over a keyboard. But what should you do to maximise the impact in the time you have available?
Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usual training practices, indoor training has resumed, with the group meeting twice per week. No longer weather dependent, the Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo has resumed indoor training sessions. This means back to formalities, in-class meditations, philosophy teaching and one less excuse to skipContinue reading “Bristol Shorinji Kempo: Indoor Martial Art Training Returns”
Hitting, kicking or blocking a real target is important. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? After more than a year of contact-free Shorinji Kempo training, we’re thrilled to be able to re-introduce an element of physical contact into our sessions – for several reasons. Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usualContinue reading “The Importance of Target Practice in Martial Arts”
The last year or so has been weird, to say the least. And one of the things we’ve really missed at the Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo is training in person. Our zoom classes have been great, of course, but there are obviously a few aspects of martial art training that work, well, better in theContinue reading “Bristol Shorinji Kempo: Outdoor Martial Art Training Returns”
You know you should exercise more. But the gym is so dull, right? Pounding on the treadmill for half an hour, maybe do some reps on the strength machines? Same routine each week.