Category: Karate

Mixing pleasure and pain

Dad complained today about the fact that this blog has posts about both martial arts and general life things (and ranting, but he didn’t mention that), and says I shouldn’t mix...

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Damn good kicking

I was just reading an interview with my current Sensei, Corin Pegden, in which he said he’d most like to train with a Japanese instructor called Seiji Nishimura. I hadn’t heard...

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Sensei Tassie

Many, many moons ago (or certainly what feels like it) I lived in a massive house on Baker Street with seven friends. When I moved in I joined the local gym...

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Training at Shiramizu

On Saturday, Lawrence and I met up for lunch in Ikebukuro before heading over to Saitama together to train at the Shiramizu Dojo run by Arakawa Sensei, who is Takagi Sensei’s...

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Goodbye Shorinji :(

So Friday was a day of endings (and beginings): as well as leaving the homestay and college, it was also my last day at Shorinji (hence my cooking for Hiroko and...

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