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Welcome to the March 2014 Edition of

THE SHOTOKAN WAY

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 An Interview with Matt Price

 

THE SHOTOKAN WAY - EDITORIAL


Welcome to the March edition of THE SHOTOKAN WAY of 2014.

 

In this edition, we bring to you an Interview with Matt Price. British Karate has a long list of internationally renown karateka who have stood the test of time, worked tirelessly to develop their own understanding and to influence the ability of those that surround them. The K.U.G.B (Karate Union of Great Britain) was unquestionably a driving force behind a great number of the UK’s talent, producing an illustrious number of inspirational karateka. To suggest that Matt Price is from a younger generation of that movement would seem perhaps derogatory, in light of the decades of commitment he has made, but it undoubtedly true that he is a member of a current generation of instructors that are making waves in the UK karate community. This interview was in many ways conducted in two parts. The original draft was complete, but in between the completion and this publishing, a considerable amount of time passed, meaning many comments made may not be completely current to March 2014.  In this new interview with Matt Price, I question him on a broad range of topics. He speaks openly about his decision to part company with the K.U.G.B, about his coaching career, his DVD work and the new experiences he has had in the last few years. Matt also offers his opinions about coaching, MMA, and the influence of WKF karate. I hope you enjoy

 

In the article in this feature, Henning Wittwer discusses the many different variations of Zenkutsu-dachi in his article ‘Zenkutsu-dachi and its Variants in Shotokan-ryu’.

 

The final instalment in this edition comes in the form of my review of Scott Langley’s ‘Karate Stupid’, an autobiographical account of his time living and training in Japan.

Before concluding this editorial, I must draw your attention to the NEW issue of SKM now available to buy. I encourage karateka to subscribe to this excellent magazine!

 

SKM Issue 118

 

I hope you enjoy this edition of TSW, and let’s hope 2014 brings you all success, happiness and karate developments.

  

Shaun Banfield & Emma Robins     

March 2014 


 

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An Interview with Matt Price

Conducted by Shaun Banfield

 

Article by Henning Wittwer


Karate Stupid by Scott Langley

Review by Shaun Banfield

 

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The NEW Edition :

 Coming, April 2014

NEW OUT!!!!

 

THE APPLIED KARATE SERIES (1-3)

BY DAVE HAZARD AND AIDAN TRIMBLE

REMASTERED AND RE-EDITED

 

The Applied Karate Series by Dave Hazard and Aidan Trimble 

 

 

This DVD series comes from two of the Uk’s most important Martial Artists – Dave Hazard and Aidan Trimble. 

 

Dave Hazard is Chief Instructor to the Academy of Shotokan Karate. A student of Keinosuke Enoeda, Dave has over 40 years experience in the Martial Arts.

 

A former National Champion and member of the British team and assistant coach coach to the England Karate Team, Dave has lived in Japan and trained with some of the world’s most famous teachers in the Japan Karate Association Instructors Class.

 

Aidan Trimble is Chief Instructor to the Federation of Shotokan Karate. A former British, European Champion, Aidan is a successful author of numerous books on the Art of Karate. Training with the finest Teachers in both traditional and sport Karate he is renowned throught the world for his ability.

 

 

Both these top-flight competitors have developed into internationally renowned instructors and teach throughout the world.

 

 

In this set of DVDs they demonstrate the fundamental techniques then apply the movements for competition and combat. With the use of slow-motion, action replay and clear commentary, they explain the techniques in a unique and dynamic way. This is an essential guide for all karate-ka.

 

 

This superb DVD set has been

REMASTERED & RE-EDITED

to maximise viewing pleasure.

 

 

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