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Hiki-te, another of those Japanese terms that means more than it says.  Hiki-te: the pulling hand.  Firstly, the hand that is the counter-piece, of any given hand technique is not just pulled back per se.  The difference from most hand striking (punching for the most p...

July 16, 2018

The following film clips are from a Karate Union of Australia seminar conducted for Dan grades by the KUA Technical Committee: Chief Instructor Kathy Sweeney Sensei 5th Dan, Technical Advisor Ted D'Arcy Sensei 6th Dan and Technical Advisor Thomas McKinnon Sensei 5th Da...

October 19, 2017


Karate; is it a sport, a self-defence regime or an art?  Or is it a sport, a self-defence regime and an art?  The answer to these questions would depend on whom you ask.  For the current, ever increasing numbers of karate students, or karateka, who...

January 31, 2017

Kime can be said to be a focal point, where mind, body and spirit meet with intent, during zanshin (total awareness – physically, mentally and spiritually – during combat), from the core of your being to the delivery point.  It probably doesn’t help to say that ki (ano...

May 1, 2011

I promise to uphold the true spirit of Karate-do and never to use the skills I am taught, unless in the instance of extreme danger in defence of myself, family, friends or country, or in the support of law and order.

May 1, 2011

In the event of an unavoidable adverse situation, and where there is no other option but to confront an attacker, the following minimum escalation of force is recommended:

- Stop rather then hurt.
- Hurt rather than maim.
- Maim rather than kill.
- Kill rather than be...

May 1, 2011

Humility To be humble or unpretentious, the opposite of arrogant or bigheaded.

Self Discipline The strength of mind to impose your will upon yourself.

Self Confidence The ability to recognise and be what and who you are.

Self Knowledge Knowing your potential and whe...

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A Blast from the Past - A Tribute to Antony ‘Satch’ Williams

December 16, 2019

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