The Purple Belt Paradox

The Purple Belt Paradox

The big road blocks in your karate training are all individual, yet they all seem to happen around the same time period for each student. I last wrote about the first challenges that crop up when a student receives their orange belt, you can read that here. The next...
The Orange Belt Conundrum

The Orange Belt Conundrum

The first major road block in a students karate experience is Orange Belt. Believe me its not the only road block. But in order to achieve your black belt you have to get past it. Not everyone can. It’s commonly repeated in karate circles that 1 in 1000 people...
Is My Child ready to Grade?

Is My Child ready to Grade?

The question that comes up all the time from parents with their child’s first karate grading (belt exam) is – Are they ready? In Short, if you receive a grading form then Yes. If you don’t and you are unsure please come and talk to us, but usually...
New Year – New You: Part 1 – Continual Improvement

New Year – New You: Part 1 – Continual Improvement

As a karate instructor one of the things that you hear all too often is what do we do now Sensei? Now I will admit now, just between you and me, that this is partly my fault in the way I give instructions at our Upper Coomera Dojo. For example, do such and such...